Simple Definition of monotone
: a way of talking or singing without raising or lowering the sound of your voice
Full Definition of monotone
1 : a succession of syllables, words, or sentences in one unvaried key or pitch
2 : a single unvaried musical tone
3 : a tedious sameness or reiteration
4 : a person unable to produce or to distinguish between musical intervals
Examples of monotone in a sentence
She read the story in a dull monotone.
He sang in a soft, low monotone.
She spoke in a monotone voice.
Origin and Etymology of monotone
Greek monotonos monotonous
First Known Use: 1644
Definition of monotone
1 : monotonic 2
2 : having a uniform color
First Known Use of monotone
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