a vocal utterance or series of speech sounds in one unvaried tone.
a single tone without harmony or variation in pitch.
recitation or singing of words in such a tone.
a person who is unable to discriminate between or to reproduce differences in musical pitch, especially in singing.
sameness of tone or color, sometimes to a boring degree.
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How to use monotone in a sentence
It features a monotone camera bump, similar to the recently released Samsung S21 FE.Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S22 phones | Mike Epstein | February 9, 2022 | Popular-Science
Both were narrated by a man in a monotone, with the actors barely audible in the background.A cycling trail through Poland and Germany — and Soviet-era history | Diane Daniel | October 8, 2021 | Washington Post
He describes a public defender as having “grainy eyes,” as if he had “been up all night” — a lawyer who “sighs massively, impatiently” and “speaks in a monotone” in response to Adams’s questions.After a criminal justice nightmare, he’s fighting the ‘broken’ system | Premal Dharia | October 8, 2021 | Washington Post
The new voice TikTok has now added is more upbeat, which doesn’t work as well in some videos where the point was to use a monotone.This Week in Apps: Poparazzi hype, Instagram drops Likes, Epic trial adjourns | Sarah Perez | May 29, 2021 | TechCrunch
We work virtually together often, and his WFH situation is in a room far away from his WiFi source, which means I spend a lot of time staring at his frozen face while repeating his name in monotone during important conversations.
The computer graphics are monotone overlaid in Lucky Charms leprechaun green.Up To a Point: Binge Watching Putin's Propaganda Network | P. J. O’Rourke | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“And to see great fashion,” he added half-heartedly, in monotone and with no punctuation.
Not too long ago, the market hybrid cars seemed similarly monotone.
Hours passed by and the judge read his charges in a monotone.
His soft, calm monotone never fluctuates, adding an extra creepy factor.Terminator, Wall-E & More of the Best Robots in Film (Video) | Victoria Kezra | July 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He spoke in a wheezy, solemn monotone, from which all elements of life and joy seemed to have been eliminated.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Gradually the muffled beat of hoofs grew more pronounced, a shuffling monotone that filled the night.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
One day, feverish and excited, he played on in monotone almost listless.The Fifth String | John Philip Sousa
"We did gey well," he resumed in his even monotone, like a man who was repeating something he had learned by heart.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
He stood amid that silence, hearing only a faint whisper from the river, a far-off monotone from the falls beyond the chute.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for monotone
a single unvaried pitch level in speech, sound, etc
utterance, etc, without change of pitch
lack of variety in style, expression. etc
unvarying or monotonous
Also: monotonic (ˌmɒnəˈtɒnɪk) maths (of a sequence or function) consistently increasing or decreasing in value
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