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monotone

mo nuh tohn

  • n  an unchanging intonation
  • n  a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)
  • a  of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
  • s  sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

  • Singing in an Auto-Tuned monotone with little regard for melody, West sounds ghostly as he recounts his romantic failures in brutal detail.
  • In a soothing monotone, he highlights the scariest hairpin turns on his itinerary, the ones that combine difficulty with danger plus a jolt of existential risk.
  • The 32-year-old welder wore his hair slicked in a bygone style and sometimes stammered as he spoke in a flat monotone about prophets and the trials sent by God to test him.
Quotes

  • Hugh Laurie in Stuff.co.nz
    Hugh added to Britain's Radio Times magazine: "I don't watch regularly. I avert my eyes when my children have it on. I hate seeing myself, but it's even worse hearing my American accent. I had no idea I sound so retarded, a dull monotone, full of...
  • Mike Gundy in Kansas City Star
    The only thing is that my volume level, as it went on, increased,Gundy said. "My anger grew. If I had to do it all over again : I would have kept it to a monotone level."
  • Alexander Graham Bell in The Boundary Sentinel
    Her tone of voice was very monotone - there wasn'ta lot of feeling behind that,said Bell. "Her voice sounded like someone who was depressed. It sounded down. Her facial expression did not change."

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