Origin of monotone
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
“And to see great fashion,” he added half-heartedly, in monotone and with no punctuation.
Hours passed by and the judge read his charges in a monotone.
Good,” he said, in a monotone voice that sounded more like he meant “bad.
Their carefully scripted words, examined beforehand no doubt by a phalanx of spinmeisters, were barely above a monotone.
Braye spoke in a monotone, his eyes on the floor, his hands nervously twitching.The Room with the Tassels|Carolyn Wells
A plaintive, tremulous voice began to recite in monotone some stanzas which told how very sad and mournful the whole scene was.Mayflower (Flor de mayo)|Vicente Blasco Ibez
The door safely shut, she turned a steady look upon Periors rough head, silhouetted in monotone on the pale landscape outside.The Confounding of Camelia|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
We turned from the contemplation of these two memorials and the monotone of the old monk's prayer filled the church.Cathedral Cities of Spain|William Wiehe Collins
Nature in primitive wildness encompassed us, but life's song never ran into a monotone.Last of the Great Scouts|Helen Cody Wetmore
British Dictionary definitions for monotone
Word Origin and History for monotone
"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.