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Meaning of INTONE

Pronunciation:  in'town

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm; "The rabbi chanted a prayer"
  2. [v]  speak carefully, as with with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone; "pleas intonated with sadness"
  3. [v]  utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"

INTONE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: cantillate, chant, intonate
 See Also: judge, label, mouth, pronounce, sing, singsong, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*tone"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intoned}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Intoning}.] [LL. intonare, intonatum; pref. in- in + L.
    tonus tone. See {Tone} and cf. {Entune}, {Intonate}.]
    To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to chant;
    as, to intone the church service.
  2. \In*tone"\, v. i.
    To utter a prolonged tone or a deep, protracted sound; to
    speak or recite in a measured, sonorous manner; to intonate.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anthem, ballad, carol, chant, chirp, chirrup, choir, chorus, croon, descant, do-re-mi, hum, hymn, intonate, lilt, minstrel, pipe, psalm, quaver, roulade, serenade, shake, sing, sing in chorus, sol-fa, solmizate, tremolo, trill, troll, tweedle, tweedledee, twit, twitter, vocalize, warble, whistle, yodel