tonelessly


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tone·less

 (tōn′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking tone.
2. Lacking vitality; listless.

tone′less·ly adv.
tone′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.tonelessly - in a monotonetonelessly - in a monotone; "`Come in,' she said tonelessly"
Translations
bezvýrazně
tonløst
színtelenül
áherslulaust
monoton bir şekilde

tonelessly

[ˈtəʊnlɪslɪ] ADVmonótonamente

tonelessly

[ˈtəʊnləsli] advd'une voix terne

tonelessly

adv replytonlos; singeintönig

tonelessly

[ˈtəʊnlɪslɪ] advin modo inespressivo

tone

(təun) noun
1. (the quality of) a sound, especially a voice. He spoke in a low/angry/gentle tone; He told me about it in tones of disapproval; That singer/violin/piano has very good tone.
2. a shade of colour. various tones of green.
3. firmness of body or muscle. Your muscles lack tone – you need exercise.
4. in music, one of the larger intervals in an octave eg between C and D.
verb
to fit in well; to blend. The brown sofa tones (in) well with the walls.
ˈtonal adjective
of musical tones.
ˈtoneless adjective
without tone; with no variation in sound etc. She spoke in a toneless voice.
ˈtonelessly adverb
tone down
to make or become softer, less harsh etc. He toned down some of his criticisms.
References in periodicals archive ?
He nodded and pursed his lips, but she heard him humming tonelessly.
While the voice-over tonelessly itemizes the commodities he's purchased for his home, his apartment becomes a virtual catalogue, with individual items, their names, prices and capsule descriptions appearing on the screen: "Like so many others, I had become a slave to the Ikea nesting instinct.
It could be any New York ballet class, except for an extra figure in the room, a striking young woman in a mini-skirt, perched on a chair at the front, emitting a concentrated stream of instructions: "Put legs instantly in passe," she says almost tonelessly.