HyperDic: intonate

English > 2 senses of the word intonate:
VERBcommunicationintonate, intonespeak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
communicationintonate, chant, intone, cantillaterecite with musical intonation
English > intonate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningspeak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"please intonate with sadness"
Synonymintone
Broaderpronounce, label, judgepronounce judgment on
Spanishentonar
Catalanentonar
Nounsintonationrise and fall of the voice pitch
tone(linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
tonethe quality of a person's voice
English > intonate: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningrecite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymschant, intone, cantillate
Narrowersingsongspeak, chant, or declaim in a singsong
Broadersingproduce tones with the voice
Spanishcantar, entonar, salmodiar
Catalancantar, entonar, salmejar, salmodiar
Nounsintonationthe act of singing in a monotonous tone
intonationsinging by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
intonationthe production of musical tones (by voice or instrument)
intonationrise and fall of the voice pitch

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