tone·​less ˈtōn-ləs How to pronounce toneless (audio)
: lacking in tone, modulation, or expression
a toneless voice
tonelessly adverb
tonelessness noun

Examples of toneless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No one would ever accuse Post Malone of eloquence, but here the music is also toneless and imprecise. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 9 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toneless was in 1773

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Cite this Entry

“Toneless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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