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intone definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To recite in a singing tone.
    • To utter in a monotone.
    • To utter with a musical or extended note or tone; to chant.
    • To consult a unique or strange tone into the vocals, or in a monotone.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To consult a singing tone or with a particular intonation.
    • Music To sing a plainsong intonation.
    • To utter a prolonged tone or a deep, protracted noise; to speak or recite in a measured, sonorous way; to intonate.
  • verb:
    • to provide tone or selection of tone to; to vocalize.
    • To utter with a musical or extended note or tone; to speak or recite with performing vocals; to chant; as, to intone the church service.
    • To utter a tone; complete a protracted sound.
    • recite with music intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    • talk very carefully, as with rising and dropping pitch or in a specific tone
    • total monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
  • others:
    • To give tone or selection of tone to; vocalize.
    • to carry into tone or tune; figuratively, to imbue with a particular tone of feeling.
    • To speak or recite because of the singing sound: as, to intone the litany.
    • To utter a tone; complete a protracted noise.
    • Specifically To use a monotone in pronouncing or repeating; talk or recite with the singing sound; chant.
    • In songs:
    • to make a tone, or a specific series of tones, like a scale, especially using voice; sing or chant.
    • In plainsong, to sing the intonation of a chant or melody.
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