Definitions for: Monotone


[n] an unchanging intonation
[adj] sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting"
[adj] (mathematics) of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value



Webster (1913) Definition: Mon"o*tone, n. [See Monotonous, Monotony.]
1. (Mus.) A single unvaried tone or sound.

2. (Rhet.) The utterance of successive syllables, words, or
sentences, on one unvaried key or line of pitch.

Synonyms: decreasing monotonic, drone, droning, increasing monotonic, monotonic, monotonous, unmelodic, unmelodious, unmusical

Antonyms: nonmonotonic

See Also: intonation, modulation, pitch contour

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