Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun monotone

2 senses of monotone

Sense 1
monotone, drone, droning -- (an unchanging intonation)
       => intonation, modulation, pitch contour -- (rise and fall of the voice pitch)

Sense 2
monotone -- (a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts))
       => note, musical note, tone -- (a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long")

Antonyms of adj monotone

2 senses of monotone

Sense 1
monotonic (vs. nonmonotonic), monotone -- (of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value)


Sense 2
flat, monotone, monotonic, monotonous -- (sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting")

INDIRECT (VIA unmodulated) -> modulated -- (changed or adjusted in pitch, tone, or volume)

Similarity of adj monotone

2 senses of monotone

Sense 1
monotonic (vs. nonmonotonic), monotone -- (of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value)
       => decreasing monotonic -- (consistently decreasing; "a decreasing monotonic function")
       => increasing monotonic -- (consistently increasing; "an increasing monotonic function")

Sense 2
flat, monotone, monotonic, monotonous -- (sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting")
       => unmodulated (vs. modulated) -- (characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume; "he lectured in an unmodulated voice edged with hysteria")

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