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intonation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intonation  \In`to*na"tion\,  n.  [See  1st  {Intonate}.] 
  A  thundering;  thunder.  [Obs.]  --Bailey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intonation  \In`to*na"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  intonation.  See 
  {Intone}.]  (Mus.) 
  a  The  act  of  sounding  the  tones  of  the  musical  scale. 
  b  Singing  or  playing  in  good  tune  or  otherwise;  as  her 
  intonation  was  false. 
  c  Reciting  in  a  musical  prolonged  tone;  intonating,  or 
  singing  of  the  opening  phrase  of  a  plain-chant,  psalm,  or 
  canticle  by  a  single  voice,  as  of  a  priest.  See  {Intone}, 
  v.  t. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intonation 
  n  1:  rise  and  fall  of  the  voice  pitch  [syn:  {pitch  contour}] 
  2:  the  act  of  singing  in  a  monotonous  tone  [syn:  {chanting}] 




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