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monotone
used in The Magic Mountain

8 uses
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Definition
sound unvarying in pitch — especially the human voice
  • Nevertheless, he blurted out a monotone cry of furious amazement at what he now heard.
    3.9 - Satana Makes Shameful Suggestions (82% in)
  • And if you were to hear him talking—in his nonchalant, reasonable way, his voice a little hollow and monotone, with just a hint of Plan—or even if you just saw him there, so blondly correct, his hair nicely trimmed, his head with the stamp of something classic about it, his air cool and languid, suggesting an inherited, unconscious arrogance, then you could not doubt that this Hans Castorp was an honest, unadulterated product of the local soil, superbly at home in it—even he himself,...
    2.2 - At the Tienappels' / Hans Castorp's Moral State (15% in)
  • He crossed the wooden bridge and sat down to enjoy the sight of the falling water and rushing foam, to listen to its idyllic chatter, a monotone filled with interior variety.
    4.5 - Hippe (45% in)
  • It is sacred Latin, the dialect of monks, a chant from the Middle Ages, so to speak, a kind of muted, subterranean monotone.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (21% in)
  • She thanked them, chatting in a rather monotone but pleasant voice.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (43% in)
  • The waves of the ocean of time, in their eternal monotone rhythm, washed Easter ashore, and the Berghof celebrated it, just as it took note of all time's Stages and turning points in order to avoid undifferentiated tedium.
    6.1 - Changes (47% in)
  • "But of course, to be sure," James Tienappel concurred, somewhat intimidated by his foster brother, who spoke so calmly and in a monotone; the crisp autumn evening was close to freezing, yet there beside him sat Hans Castorp without hat or overcoat.
    6.5 - An Attack Repulsed (28% in)
  • And after his demise—well, even after that, Hans Castorp's relationship to the local landscape, if one ignores his ski outings, had maintained its conservative, monotone character, a trait that had held a certain special charm for the young man when he contrasted it with the range of his inner experiences and the duties involved in "playing king.
    7.5 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Conclusion) (2% in)

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