Intonated
Intonate In"to*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intonated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intonating}.] [See {Intone}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Mus.) To sound the tones of the musical scale; to practice the sol-fa. [1913 Webster]

2. To modulate the voice in a musical, sonorous, and measured manner, as in reading the liturgy; to intone. [1913 Webster]


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