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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mono·tone /ˈmɑnəˌton/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mon·o·tone n.
 1. Mus. A single unvaried tone or sound.
 2. Rhet. The utterance of successive syllables, words, or sentences, on one unvaried key or line of pitch.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never
             decreasing or consistently decreasing and never
             increasing in value [syn: monotonic] [ant: nonmonotonic]
      2: sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's
         faint monotonous hooting" [syn: monotonic, monotonous]
      n 1: an unchanging intonation [syn: drone, droning]
      2: a single tone repeated with different words or different
         rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)