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tone·less

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

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

tonelessly

[ˈtəʊnlɪslɪ] ADVmonótonamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tonelessly

[ˈtəʊnləsli] advd'une voix terne
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tonelessly

adv replytonlos; singeintönig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tonelessly

[ˈtəʊnlɪslɪ] advin modo inespressivo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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He nodded and pursed his lips, but she heard him humming tonelessly. Just make sound was treatment's golden imperative.
The scene has the narrator sitting on the toilet and then wandering around his apartment, phone attached to his ear, ordering "the Erika Pekkari dust ruffles." 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. "Fifth position, then passe.