Origin of monotone
Related Words for monotonetedium, dreariness, humdrum, flatness, dryness, sameness, uniformity, similarity, evenness, routine, dullness, continuity, continuance, likeness, oneness, tediousness, ennui, repetitiveness, invariability, equability
Examples from the Web for monotone
Contemporary Examples of monotone
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
“And to see great fashion,” he added half-heartedly, in monotone and with no punctuation.Justin Bieber's Abs Cannot Save Him
September 10, 2014
Hours passed by and the judge read his charges in a monotone.Russia Rises Up
July 19, 2013
Good,” he said, in a monotone voice that sounded more like he meant “bad.My Night at the Golden Globe Awards
January 14, 2013
Their carefully scripted words, examined beforehand no doubt by a phalanx of spinmeisters, were barely above a monotone.Buzz Bissinger: Ban Penn State Football!
July 13, 2012
Historical Examples of monotone
There was a monotone of desolation as she went on speaking in a whisper meant for the ears of no other.
The inexorable voice went on in its monotone, as if he had not spoken.
Then her voice rose above the monotone that had contented her hitherto.
"Her husband caused it by kicking her in the stomach," she said in a monotone.L'Assommoir
The voice was a monotone, minus expression, almost minus life.The White Desert
Courtney Ryley Cooper
"unvarying tone in music or speaking," 1640s; see monotony. OED says use of the word as a noun "is peculiar to Eng." Related: Monotonic; monotonically.