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Meaning & Definition of Monotone in English

English

Monotone

/mɑnətoʊn/

noun

1. An unchanging intonation

    synonym:
  • monotone
  • ,
  • drone
  • ,
  • droning

2. A single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)

    synonym:
  • monotone

adjective

1. Of a sequence or function

  • Consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
    synonym:
  • monotonic
  • ,
  • monotone

2. Sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

  • "The owl's faint monotonous hooting"
    synonym:
  • flat
  • ,
  • monotone
  • ,
  • monotonic
  • ,
  • monotonous