how to pronounce monotone


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

“… carved out their own monotone herd-like …”

meanings of monotone


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


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


  1. To speak in a monotone.

monotone frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word monotone occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics monotone can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that monotone can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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