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Meaning of monotone

mon•o•tone

Pronunciation: (mon'u-tōn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a vocal utterance or series of speech sounds in one unvaried tone.
  2. a single tone without harmony or variation in pitch.
  3. recitation or singing of words in such a tone.
  4. a person who is unable to discriminate between or to reproduce differences in musical pitch, esp. in singing.
  5. sameness of tone or color, sometimes to a boring degree.
—adj.
  1. monotonous.
  2. consisting of or characterized by a uniform tone of one color:Cf.(defs. 1, 2). a monotone drape.
  3. monotonic (def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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