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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  To  utter  with  a  musical  or  prolonged  note  or  tone;  to  chant; 
  as  to  intone  the  church  service. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intone 
  v  1:  utter  monotonously  and  repetitively  and  rhythmically;  "The 
  students  chanted  the  same  slogan  over  and  over  again" 
  [syn:  {chant}] 
  2:  recite  with  musical  intonation;  recite  as  a  chant;  "The 
  rabbi  chanted  a  prayer"  [syn:  {chant},  {intonate},  {cantillate}] 
  3:  speak  carefully,  with  rising  and  falling  pitch  [syn:  {intonate}] 




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