A tone of voice that never changes or goes up and down is an example of a voice that would be described as monotone.
A solid blue wall is an example of something that is monotone in color.
If you paint every room in your house the same dull flat beige, this is an example of a time when your house is monotone.
An example of a monotone is when someone has a dull-flat voice, like Ben Stein.
A monotone recitation of names.
A cat with a monotone coat.
Origin of monotone
- From Greek monotonos monotonous monotonous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the post-Classical Latin monotonus (“unvarying in tone") or its etymon the Ancient Greek Î¼Î¿Î½ÏŒÏ„Î¿Î½Î¿Ï‚ (monotonos, “steady", “unwavering"); compare cognate adjectives, namely the French monotone, the German monoton, the Italian monotono, and the Spanish monÃ³tono, as well as the slightly earlier English noun monotony and adjective monotonical.