Intone

  • 1 Intone — 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}.] 1. To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to chant; as, to intone… …

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  • 2 intone — (v.) late 14c., entunen sing, chant, recite, from O.Fr. entoner sing, chant (13c.), from M.L. intonare sing according to tone, from L. in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + tonus tone, from Gk. tonos (see TENET (Cf …

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  • 3 Intone — 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. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 intone — index enunciate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 intoné — intoné, ée [ɛ̃tɔne] adj. ÉTYM. XXe (Vendryes, in G. L. L. F.); dér. de intonation. ❖ ♦ Didact., phonét. Pourvu d une intonation. (Qualifié). Qui a telle intonation (qu indique le qualificatif, l adverbe, etc.) …

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  • 6 intone — *sing, troll, carol, descant, warble, trill, hymn, chant …

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  • 7 intone — ► VERB ▪ say or recite with little rise and fall of the pitch of the voice. ORIGIN Latin intonare, from tonus tone …

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  • 8 intone — [in tōn′] vt. intoned, intoning [ME entonen < OFr entoner < ML intonare: IN 1 & TONE] 1. to utter or recite in a singing tone or in prolonged monotones; chant 2. to give a particular intonation to 3. to sing or recite the opening phrase of… …

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  • 9 intone — UK [ɪnˈtəʊn] / US [ɪnˈtoʊn] verb [transitive] Word forms intone : present tense I/you/we/they intone he/she/it intones present participle intoning past tense intoned past participle intoned formal to speak slowly and seriously, without making… …

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  • 10 intone — verb a) To give tone or variety of tone to; to vocalize. b) To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to speak or recite with singing voice; to chant; as, to intone the church service …

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  • 11 intone — verb Intone is used with these nouns as the object: ↑word …

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  • 12 intone — [[t]ɪnto͟ʊn[/t]] intones, intoning, intoned VERB If you intone something, you say it in a slow and serious way, with most of the words at one pitch. [WRITTEN] [V n] He quietly intoned several prayers... [V with quote] But Jesus is here! the… …

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  • 13 intone — verb (intoned; intoning) Etymology: Middle French entoner, from Medieval Latin intonare, from Latin in + tonus tone Date: 1513 transitive verb to utter in musical or prolonged tones ; recite in singing tones or in a monotone intransitive verb to… …

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  • 14 intone — intoner, n. /in tohn /, v., intoned, intoning. v.t. 1. to utter with a particular tone or voice modulation. 2. to give tone or variety of tone to; vocalize. 3. to utter in a singing voice (the first tones of a section in a liturgical service). 4 …

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  • 15 intone — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

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  • 16 Intone —    To recite or chant on one note with inflections of the voice at stated places, according to certain rules. The Minister intones the prayers, Epistle, Gospel, etc. Anciently the entire service was musically rendered, the Scriptures having their …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 17 intone — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. articulate, chant, recite; see hum , sing 1 , utter …

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  • 18 intone — in|tone [ınˈtəun US ˈtoun] v [T] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: entoner, from Medieval Latin intonare, from Latin tonus; TONE1] to say something slowly and clearly without making your voice rise and fall much as you speak ▪ The… …

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  • 19 intone — in|tone [ ın toun ] verb transitive FORMAL to speak slowly and seriously, without making your voice rise or fall …

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  • 20 intone — in·tone || ɪn təʊn v. chant; sing; speak or recite in song like tones; produce musical tones …

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