how to pronounce monotone

/ˈmɑːnəˌtoʊn/

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The above transcription of monotone is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

monotone is pronounced in three syllables

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mɑːnətoʊn

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An example use of monotone in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… wide as the monotone wonder so I don't …”

meanings of monotone

adjective:

  1. Having a single unvaried pitch.
  2. Being, or having the salient properties of, a monotone function.

noun:

  1. A piece of writing in one strain throughout.
  2. A single unvaried tone of speech or a sound.

verb:

  1. To speak in a monotone.

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