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Meaning of MONOTONE

Pronunciation:  'mânu`town

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

MONOTONE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: decreasing monotonic, drone, droning, increasing monotonic, monotonic, monotonous, unmelodic, unmelodious, unmusical
 Antonyms: nonmonotonic
 See Also: intonation, modulation, pitch contour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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