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Definition sound unvarying in pitch — especially the human voice
  • with an expressionless face and a monotone voice
monotone = sound unvarying in pitch
  • 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
  • monotone = in unvarying pitch (all one tone)
  • Again, her voice was monotone—completely without emotion.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • monotone = unvarying in pitch
  • Mother's monotone voice became vicious.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • monotone = unvarying in pitch
  • Even he could hear the monotone in his voice.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • At sight of this danger the men suddenly ceased their cursing monotone.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Dee's voice was silky smooth, a gentle monotone exactly in sync with the rippling water.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • "Man," Rodrigo said in a monotone from the stage.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Something quickened in the monotone of her voice.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • It required more than a monotone sendoff, spiked with static.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • Hi, I'm Alan," he said in a surprisingly deep monotone.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Gilpin read aloud Clue 2 in a deliberate monotone.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Your voice will remain in a monotone.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • "Follow me," Jane spoke again, her childish voice a monotone.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • 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
  • "And I'm awake," the AI said in a monotone.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • As he spoke in a monotone, Sophia felt a chill spread through her body at his words.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • "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
  • "Leave the room," Eric says, his voice louder and not as monotone.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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