Monotone

Mon"o*tone

(?), n. [See Monotonous, Monotony.] 1. (Mus.) A single unvaried tone or sound.
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2. (Rhet.) The utterance of successive syllables, words, or sentences, on one unvaried key or line of pitch.
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Mon`o*ton"ic

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Mon`o*ton"ic*al

(?), } a. 1. Of, pertaining to, or uttered in, a monotone; monotonous. "Monotonical declamation." Chesterfield.
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2. (Math.) Always increasing or always decreasing, as the value of the independent variable increases; -- of a function.
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