1. [ adjective ] (mathematics) of a sequence or function; consistently increasing and never decreasing or consistently decreasing and never increasing in value
Synonyms: monotonic
Related terms: nonmonotonic mathematics increasing_monotonic decreasing_monotonic
2. [ noun ] (rhetoric) an unchanging intonation
Synonyms: drone droning
Related terms: intonation drone
3. [ adjective ] sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
Synonyms: monotonous monotonic

"the owl's faint monotonous hooting"

Related terms: unmelodious
4. [ noun ] (music) a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)
Related terms: note
Similar spelling:   Montone