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toneless

[ tohn ]SEE DEFINITION OF toneless

Synonyms for toneless

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Antonyms for toneless

  • bright
  • clear
  • eventful
  • exciting
  • interesting
  • light
  • lively
  • changing
  • ever-changing
  • variable
  • versatile
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"In my traveling bag," the girl told him in a toneless voice.

"Yes, Doctor," she said in a toneless voice as she turned and left the room.

In a weak and toneless voice she kept on telling them to do as they thought hest.

"I have taken his jewellery," she said in her toneless voice.

His voice was low, toneless, and singularly devoid of emotion.

"Not quite," answered the girl in a listless, toneless voice.

Did she not seem too meditative, enclosed, toneless, at her age?

The toneless voice was as bitter for Rhoda to hear as the accusations.

His face was set and stern, and his voice hard and toneless.

"I wait, and bam-by they bring her back," continued Rina in her toneless voice.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French ton (13c.), from Latin tonus "a sound, tone, accent," literally "stretching" (in Medieval Latin, a term peculiar to music), from Greek tonos "vocal pitch, raising of voice, accent, key in music," originally "a stretching, taut string," related to teinein "to stretch" (see tenet). Sense of "manner of speaking" is from c.1600. First reference to firmness of body is from 1660s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TONELESS

emotionless

adjectiveunfeeling, undemonstrative
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