[mon-uh-tohn] /ˈmɒn əˌtoʊn/
a vocal utterance or series of speech sounds in one unvaried tone.
a single tone without harmony or variation in pitch.
recitation or singing of words in such a tone.
a person who is unable to discriminate between or to reproduce differences in musical pitch, especially in singing.
sameness of tone or color, sometimes to a boring degree.
consisting of or characterized by a uniform tone of one color:
a monotone drape.
Compare (defs 1, 2).
Mathematics. (def 2).
a single unvaried pitch level in speech, sound, etc
utterance, etc, without change of pitch
lack of variety in style, expression. etc
unvarying or monotonous
(maths) Also monotonic (ˌmɒnəˈtɒnɪk). (of a sequence or function) consistently increasing or decreasing in value
“unvarying tone in music or speaking,” 1640s; see monotony. OED says use of the word as a noun “is peculiar to Eng.” Related: Monotonic; monotonically.
[mon-uh-ton-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈtɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or uttered in a monotone: a monotonic delivery of a lecture. 2. Mathematics. In domain theory, a function f : D -> C is monotonic (or monotone) if for all x,y in D, x f(x)
[mon-uh-ton-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈtɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or uttered in a monotone: a monotonic delivery of a lecture. 2. Mathematics.
/məˈnɒtəˌnaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to make monotonous
[muh-not-n-uh s] /məˈnɒt n əs/ adjective 1. lacking in variety; tediously unvarying: the monotonous flat scenery. 2. characterizing a sound continuing on one note. 3. having very little inflection; limited to a narrow pitch range. /məˈnɒtənəs/ adjective 1. dull and tedious, esp because of repetition 2. unvarying in pitch or cadence adj. 1750, of sound, […]