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monotone

[ mon-uh-tohn ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌtoʊn /
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noun

adjective

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Origin of monotone

1635–45; <French monotone<Late Greek monótonosmonotonous
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British Dictionary definitions for monotone

monotone
/ (ˈmɒnəˌtəʊn) /

noun

a single unvaried pitch level in speech, sound, etc
utterance, etc, without change of pitch
lack of variety in style, expression. etc

adjective

unvarying or monotonous
Also: monotonic (ˌmɒnəˈtɒnɪk) maths (of a sequence or function) consistently increasing or decreasing in value
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