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From monotony.

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  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmɒnətəʊn/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈmɑːnətoʊn/

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Monotone (comparative more Monotone, superlative most Monotone)

Positive
Monotone

Comparative
more Monotone

Superlative
most Monotone

  1. (of speech or a sound) having a single unvaried pitch
    • 1799, John Walker, Elements of Elocution, Cooper and Wilson, page 309:
      It is no very difficult matter to be loud in a high tone of voice; but to be loud and forcible in a low tone, requires great practice and management; this, however, may be facilitated by pronouncing forcibly at firſt in a low monotone; a monotone, though in a low key, and without force, is much more ſonorous and audible than when the voice ſlides up and down at almoſt every word, as it muſt do to be various.
    • 1940, Asiatic Society (Calcutta, Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, India), Journal of the Asiatic Society, page 95:
      The prominence of the syllables is more monotone than in English, the intonation of the latter having a larger variation of stressed and unstressed syllables.
    • 1998, Roger W. Shuy, Bureaucratic Language in Government and Business, Georgetown University Press, Research on Telephone vs. In-Person Administrative Hearings, page 76:
      In the formal register, such variation is reduced and the talk has a more monotone, business-like quality.
  2. (of mathematics) property of a function to be either decreasing or increasing
    • The function $ f(x):=x^3 $ is monotone while $ g(x):=x^2 $ is not.

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Singular
Monotone

Plural
Monotones

Monotone (plural Monotones)
  1. A single unvaried tone of speech or a sound
    When Tima felt like her parents were treating her like a servant, she would speak in monotone and act as though she were a robot.

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Infinitive
to Monotone

Third person singular
Monotones

Simple past
monotoned

Past participle
monotoned

Present participle
monotoning

to Monotone (third-person singular simple present Monotones, present participle monotoning, simple past and past participle monotoned)
  1. Patrono:Ambitransitive To speak in a monotone.

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Monotone m. (f. monotone, m. plural Monotones, f. plural monotones)

  1. Monotone
  2. Whose speech is monotone.
  3. Boring due to uniformity or lack of variety; monotonous.

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monotone f.

  1. Feminine plural form of monotonode:monotone

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