from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To intone.
- transitive v. To utter with a particular tone of voice: pleas that were intonated with desperation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To intone; to utter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To thunder.
- intransitive v. To sound the tones of the musical scale; to practice the sol-fa.
- intransitive v. To modulate the voice in a musical, sonorous, and measured manner, as in reading the liturgy; to intone.
- transitive v. To utter in a musical or sonorous manner; to chant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To thunder; make a rumbling noise.
- To intone.
- To sound the tones of the musical scale; practise solmization.
- To pronounce with a tone; intone; utter with a sonant vibration of the vocal cords.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
- v. speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
Medieval Latin intonāre, intonāt-; see intone.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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