Definition of monotone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɒnətəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːnətoʊn//
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[singular] a dull sound or way of speaking in which the tone and volume remain the same and therefore seem boring He spoke in a flat monotone. See related entries: Boredom Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from modern Latin monotonus, from late Greek monotonos.
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