HyperDic: intonation

English > 4 senses of the word intonation:
NOUNcommunicationintonation, modulation, pitch contourrise and fall of the voice pitch
actintonationsinging by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
actintonation, chantingthe act of singing in a monotonous tone
actintonationthe production of musical tones (by voice or instrument)
intonation > pronunciation
Soundsihntahney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > intonation: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningRise and fall of the voice pitch.
Synonymsmodulation, pitch contour
Narrowerintonation patternintonations characteristic of questions and requests and statements
monotone, drone, droningAn unchanging intonation
singsongA regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
Broaderprosody, inflectionThe patterns of stress and intonation in a language
Spanishentonación
Catalanentonació
Verbsintonate, intonespeak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
intone, intonaterecite with musical intonation
English > intonation: 4 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningsinging by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong.
Broadersinging, vocalizingThe act of singing / singing vocal music
Verbsintone, intonaterecite with musical intonation
English > intonation: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of singing in a monotonous tone.
Synonymchanting
Narrowercantillationliturgical chanting
Broadersinging, vocalizingThe act of singing / singing vocal music
Spanishentonación
Catalanentonació
Verbsintone, intonaterecite with musical intonation
intoneutter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
English > intonation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe production of musical tones (by voice or instrument); especially the exactitude of the pitch relations.
Narrowerfixed intonationThe intonation of keyboard instruments where the pitch of each note is fixed and cannot be varied by the performer
Broadermusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
Verbsintone, intonaterecite with musical intonation

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