Definitions for intonationˌɪn toʊˈneɪ ʃən, -tə-

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  1. intonation, modulation, pitch contour(noun)

    rise and fall of the voice pitch

  2. intonation(noun)

    singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong

  3. intonation, chanting(noun)

    the act of singing in a monotonous tone

  4. intonation(noun)

    the production of musical tones (by voice or instrument); especially the exactitude of the pitch relations

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  1. Intonation(n.)

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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. intonation. See Intone.]

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Intonation(noun)

    a thundering; thunder

  2. Intonation(noun)

    the act of sounding the tones of the musical scale

  3. Intonation(noun)

    singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false

  4. Intonation(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [See 1st Intonate.]

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