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intonation    : [ɪntən'eʃən]
Intonation \In`to*na"tion\, n. [See 1st {Intonate}.]
A thundering; thunder. [Obs.] --Bailey.
[1913 Webster]


Intonation \In`to*na"tion\, n. [Cf. F. intonation. See
{Intone}.]
1. (Mus.)
(a) The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.
(b) Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her
intonation was false.
(c) Reciting in a musical prolonged tone; intonating, or
singing of the opening phrase of a plain-chant, psalm,
or canticle by a single voice, as of a priest. See
{Intone}, v. t.
[1913 Webster]

2. The manner of speaking, especially the placement of
emphasis, the cadence, and the rise and fall of the pitch
of the voice while speaking.
[PJC]

intonation
n 1: rise and fall of the voice pitch [synonym: {intonation},
{modulation}, {pitch contour}]
2: singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
3: the act of singing in a monotonous tone [synonym: {intonation},
{chanting}]
4: the production of musical tones (by voice or instrument);
especially the exactitude of the pitch relations

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "intonation":
AF, accent, accentuation, adaptation, arrangement, articulation,
audio frequency, bel canto, bravura, cantando, choral singing,
coloratura, croon, crooning, delivery, demilegato, emphasis,
execution, expression, fingering, folk singing, frequency,
fundamental, fundamental tone, glissando, grammatical accent,
harmonic, harmonization, hum, humming, ictus, inflection,
instrumentation, intonation pattern, legato, lyricism,
mezzo staccato, modulation, monotone, monotony, music-making,
operatic singing, orchestration, overtone, parlando, partial,
partial tone, performance, phrasing, pianism, pitch, pitch accent,
pizzicato, preparation, pronunciation, rendering, rendition,
repercussion, resolution, rhetorical accent, rhythmical accent,
rubato, scat, scat singing, setting, singing, slur, sol-fa,
sol-fa exercise, solfeggio, solmization, solution, song,
speech tune, spiccato, staccato, stress accent, stress arsis,
suprasegmental, suspension, thesis, tone, tone accent,
tone painting, tonelessness, tonic sol-fa, touch, transcription,
vocal music, vocalization, warbling, yodel, yodeling




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  • intonation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    The three main patterns of intonation in English are: falling intonation, rising intonation and fall-rise intonation … Falling intonation Falling intonation describes how the voice falls on the final stressed syllable of a phrase or a group of words
  • Intonation - English Grammar Today - Cambridge Dictionary
    Intonation describes how the voice rises and falls in speech The three main patterns of intonation in English are: falling intonation, rising intonation and fall-rise intonation
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  • Intonation - definition of intonation by The Free Dictionary
    The old man motioned me in with his right hand with a courtly gesture, saying in excellent English, but with a strange intonation
  • Intonation | Define Intonation at Dictionary. com
    1610s, "opening phrase of a melody," from French intonation, from Medieval Latin intonationem (nominative intonatio), from past participle stem of intonare (see intone) Meaning "modulation of the voice in speaking" is from 1791
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  • Intonation | Definition of Intonation by Merriam-Webster
    First Known Use of intonation 1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1 Keep scrolling for more See the full definition for intonation in the English Language Learners Dictionary intonation noun in·to·na Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free! Merriam-Webster





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