You can say it on the radio because you have the voice and the intonation, but that is totally different in print.
Wardrobe, mannerisms, and intonation are fair game, and Chu certainly has his detractors there.
Black English is also intonation, which is a powerful rhetorical tool.
As they walked into the deep shadows, her voice took on an intonation like a suppressed sob.
She gave every intonation all it could carry, and without the least emphasis: that's the wonder.
Their intonation carried conviction that the men meant literally every impressive line they uttered.
The intonation was gentle, and sweet to hear—as sweet as her rosy face to see.
His tone is warm and pleasing, but not large, his intonation is not always sure.
His blatancy was arrested by the intonation of another hymn.
Because the intonation was not English at all, but American.
1610s, "opening phrase of a melody," from French intonation, from Medieval Latin intonationem (nominative intonatio), from past participle stem of intonare (see intone). Meaning "modulation of the voice in speaking" is from 1791.