inflectionless love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without inflection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by loss or absence of inflection.

Etymologies

inflection +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Stone narrates, speaking in an inflectionless monotone.

    Nikolas Kozloff: Oliver Stone's New Film: South of the Mark

  • The voice, when it finally spoke, was inflectionless and personality-free.

    Wired

  • Is he a pompous ass who uses his made-for-drolleries inflectionless delivery to convince people that just naming people "Ole [oh-lee]" makes every stupid thing he says about some way of life that clearly never existed, anywhere, funny?

    Jilly Gagnon: So You Wanna Sound Like You Listen to NPR...

  • It's essentially a travelogue and Bourdain's nearly inflectionless delivery is tiring.

    Spot-On: Food TV -Culinary Wasteland

  • “Your name,” Jane said again, her voice inflectionless.

    Eclipse

  • ( "Since I'm under indictment for killing my husband, and since I've also sustained a staggering economic blow," was the subtext.) "I extend my sympathies to you," Stan said with a completely inflectionless voice.

    All Together Dead

  • His idea of a great evening consisted in reading poetry aloud to the family in an inflectionless voice.

    Mark Twain

  • “The Comtesse Phèdre nó Delaunay de Montrève returns,” he said in his most inflectionless voice.

    Kushiel's Avatar

  • The computer acknowledged the instructions in its inflectionless tone.

    The Captain's Daughter

  • In fact, that's how one could tell when matters had suddenly turned serious: Demora would speak in flat, inflectionless—albeit confident—tones.

    The Captain's Daughter

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