Definition of mono in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmänō/


Example sentences
  • The disc contains Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio tracks in each of English, Italian, and French.
  • The Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio tracks are more than suitable here and provide a clean aural presentation.
  • The presentation is full screen with Dolby Digital 1.0 mono audio in Japanese.
Example sentences
  • 0900 hrs: Jerry becomes confused by our mono colored currency and attempts to pay for a soda with a turnpike receipt.
  • It's mono, of course, and there's no backlight, but what do you expect for £77?

noun (plural monos)

1A monophonic recording.
Example sentences
  • The audio is a standard mono, with no hiss except at high volumes, and does its job satisfactorily.
  • The image is reasonably clear and bright, if slightly soft, and the soundtrack is a no-nonsense mono that is free of any artifacts.
  • The soundtrack is the original mono, and has the basic problems of such older tracks.
1.1Monophonic reproduction.
Example sentences
  • Purists will be happy to know the original mono track was remastered into two-channel Dolby Digital mono.
  • Presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 mono, there are several imperfections.
  • The disc's audio is in mono as mastered from a digitally restored 35 mm magnetic track and is in very good shape.
2A monochrome picture.
2.1Monochrome reproduction.
Example sentences
  • The Dolby Digital 1.0 mono sounds much better than the 2.0 faux stereo that carries an unwanted echoic effect.
3North American short for infectious mononucleosis.
Example sentences
  • They will help only if your child has a bacterial infection along with her mono, such as strep throat.
  • He or she might want to test you for other sicknesses that are like mono.
  • Because mono is caused by a virus, antibiotics such as penicillin won't help unless the child has a secondary infection like strep bacteria.
4North American short for monofilament.

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Syllabification: mon·o

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