Intonation meaning

ĭntə-nāshən, -tō-
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The definition of intonation is the way the pitch of your voice goes up and down as you talk or reciting something by singing it.

An example of intonation is the way your voice raises in pitch at the end of a question.

An example oif intonation is the Gregorian chant.

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(linguistics) The use of changing pitch to convey syntactic information.

A questioning intonation.

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(linguistics) The rise and fall of the voice in speaking.
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(music) The opening phrase of a plainsong composition sung as a solo part.
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A use of pitch characteristic of a speaker or dialect.
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Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise.

Her intonation was false.

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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.
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The act of intoning.
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The quality of singing or playing tones in or out of tune with regard to a given standard of pitch.
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A manner of producing or uttering tones, especially with regard to accuracy of pitch.
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The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.
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Origin of intonation

  • From French intonation, from Medieval Latin intonatio

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