intone

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Intone \In*tone"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Intoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intoning}.] [LL. intonare, intonatum; pref. in- in + L. tonus tone. See {Tone} and cf. {Entune}, {Intonate}.]

1. To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to chant; as, to intone the church service.

2. To speak with a distinctive or unusual tone in the voice, or in a monotone; as, the professor intoned his lectures as though by rote. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Intone \In*tone"\, verb (used without an object) To utter a prolonged tone or a deep, protracted sound; to speak or recite in a measured, sonorous manner; to intonate. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

intone

verb

1: utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again" [syn: {tone}, {chant}, {intone}]

2: recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm; "The rabbi chanted a prayer" [syn: {chant}, {intone}, {intonate}, {cantillate}]

3: speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone; "please intonate with sadness" [syn: {intonate}, {intone}]


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