Definitions for intonationˌɪn toʊˈneɪ ʃən, -tə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

GCIDE

  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 Dictionary

  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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