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monotone

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noun mono·tone \ˈmä-nə-ˌtōn\

Simple Definition of monotone

  • : a way of talking or singing without raising or lowering the sound of your voice

Full Definition of monotone

  1. 1 :  a succession of syllables, words, or sentences in one unvaried key or pitch

  2. 2 :  a single unvaried musical tone

  3. 3 :  a tedious sameness or reiteration

  4. 4 :  a person unable to produce or to distinguish between musical intervals

Examples of monotone

  1. She read the story in a dull monotone.

  2. He sang in a soft, low monotone.

  3. She spoke in a monotone voice.



Origin of monotone

Greek monotonos monotonous


First Known Use: 1644

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monotone

adjective mono·tone

Definition of monotone

  1. 1 :  monotonic 2

  2. 2 :  having a uniform color



1760

First Known Use of monotone

1760



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