The quiet, dreary monotone in which he habitually spoke quickened a little under his present excitement.
Wilkie Collins -- My Lady’s Money
"Sure," he says, totally monotone.
Simone Elkeles -- Perfect Chemistry
Mother’s monotone voice became vicious.
Dave Pelzer -- The Lost Boy
Again, her voice was monotone—completely without emotion.
Dave Pelzer -- A Child Called It
Gilpin read aloud Clue 2 in a deliberate monotone.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
As he spoke in a monotone, Sophia felt a chill spread through her body at his words.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
"Do not, I repeat, do not move again," his captor said, once more using that flat monotone.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
"Tours start every hour on the hour, cost eleven dollars, and frankly aren’t worth it," she answered in a monotone.
John Green -- An Abundance of Katherines
She stopped speaking in the monotone and started to talk like Mia again, at least when she was talking about music.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
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One word, spoken in a raspy monotone: "No."
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
Easy—I’d be at home, medicating myself into a monotone.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
The hum of ID scanners and monotone voice receipts as money changed accounts.
Marissa Meyer -- Cinder
The unseen child — it sounded like a girl about Kate’s age — spoke in a plodding, whispery monotone, her voice half-drowned in static.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
The words were flat, monotone, and the expression on her face went completely blank.
Scott Pratt -- An Innocent Client
The man in front, his body hidden under layers of fabric and body armor, held a gloved hand against the device in his ear and said, in a monotone voice, "Building clear."
Alexandra Bracken -- The Darkest Minds
Something quickened in the monotone of her voice.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
This is the sort of architecture you used to see only in science fiction comic books, and seeing it pasted flat against the monotone lake-sky I feel I’ve stepped not forward in time but sideways, into a universe of two dimensions.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
I finished my bagel to the sounds of Dorothea’s monotone chatter, interjecting a few nods or "uh-huh’s" whenever she stopped talking long enough to wait for my response.
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
Mrs. Barbour was from a society family with an old Dutch name, so cool and blonde and monotone that sometimes she seemed partially drained of blood.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
"Man," Rodrigo said in a monotone from the stage.
John Corey Whaley -- Nogin
"Leave the room," Eric says, his voice louder and not as monotone.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
Her voice was monotone, depressed, and slurred, like she was heavily sedated.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Too …. monotone.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
He spoke in a monotone.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
"Swing to the right an’ a swing to lef’; break, now—break—back to—back," the caller sang the high vibrant monotone.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
"Ray Singh is nice," my sister said in a monotone at dinner that night.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
Her words came out in an odd monotone.
Sue Monk Kidd -- The Secret Life of Bees
Luma parried the challenges and maintained a supplicant monotone that would’ve amused the boys on the Fugees, who knew what she sounded like when she wanted to make a point.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
At sight of this danger the men suddenly ceased their cursing monotone.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
My voice was a monotone.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
The chaplain’s voice floated up to him through the distance tenuously in an unintelligible, almost inaudible monotone, like a gaseous murmur.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Dee’s voice was silky smooth, a gentle monotone exactly in sync with the rippling water.
Micheal Scott -- The Alchemyst
Desjardins spoke in a monotone, like a surgery patient counting backward waiting for anesthesia to kick in.
Rick Riordan -- The Throne of Fire
Her voice jumped a couple of octaves, a marked contrast to Whitney’s flat monotone.
Sarah Dessen -- Just Listen
The Council greets you, Clarissa Fray, she heard, and it was not just one silent voice inside her head but a dozen, some low and rough, some smooth and monotone, but all were demanding, insistent, pushing at the fragile barriers around her mind.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
Arya began to speak in a slow monotone, first of her capture and then of her long imprisonment and torture in Gil’ead.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
She was listening to the third woman, a stout, pleasant-faced, elderly person who was talking in a slow clear monotone which showed no signs of pausing for breath or coming to a stop.
Agatha Christie -- Murder On The Orient Express
The reporter appeared again on the grainy screen, his hair blowing upward like a boat’s sail in the light wind, the monotone brick of the school a wall behind him.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
His voice became a monotone.
John Steinbeck -- East of Eden
Where the clock’s dull monotone Telleth of the day that’s done, Where the moonbeams hover o’er Playthings sleeping on the floor, Where my weary wee one lies Cometh Lady Button Eyes.
Toni Morrison -- Beloved
Your voice will remain in a monotone.
Frank Herbert -- Dune
"Weeks," Jacob said in a flat monotone.
Stephenie Meyer -- Eclipse
The roar of the air screws momentarily drowned the shouting; then, as the machine touched the ground and the engines were turned off: "We–want–the whip; we–want–the whip," broke out again in the same loud, insistent monotone.
Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
Mr. Sparling became restive and bitter and began to talk in a desolate monotone about his eleven months in France during the Great War.
David Guterson -- Snow Falling on Cedars
Just think how The Great Sadness reduced the range of color in your life down to monotones and flat grays and blacks.
William P. Young -- The Shack
They used to have dolls, for little girls, that would talk if you pulled a string at the back; I thought I was sounding like that, voice of a monotone, voice of a doll.
Margaret Atwood -- The Handmaid’s Tale
He could not distinguish the words; only the ceaseless monotone.
William Faulkner -- Light in August
Sure enough, momentarily the monotone, garbled voice of the American consul nears the living room.
Julia Alvarez -- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents