Intonating
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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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intonation — In to*na tion, n. [Cf. F. intonation. See {Intone}.] 1. (Mus.) (a) The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale. (b) Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false. (c) Reciting in a musical prolonged tone;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • intonation — in•to•na•tion [[t]ˌɪn toʊˈneɪ ʃən, tə [/t]] n. 1) phn the pattern or melody of pitch changes in connected speech, esp. the pitch pattern of a sentence, which distinguishes kinds of sentences or speakers of different language cultures 2) the act… …   From formal English to slang

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