monotone etymology

English word monotone comes from Latin monotonus

Detailed word origin of monotone

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
monotonus Latin (lat)
monotone English (eng) (ambitransitive) To speak in a monotone. A single unvaried tone of speech or a sound (mathematics) of a function: having the property of either always decreasing or always increasing. (of speech or a sound) having a single unvaried pitch.

Words with the same origin as monotone

Descendants of monotonus
Quaker gun allusion anaconda mortgage boil down cash cow domino effect domino theory duck out glass jaw knuckle dragger live one monotony one-note political football ride high salt away sawdust trail seismic shift tentpole movie