He shook his head knowingly, as if to intone the word ‘New York,’ were to intone a universal spirit of ‘anything goes’.
You know: I am to intone that these pundits think of Obama as an “uppity Negro.”
Brahms permits the bassoon to intone the Fuchslied of the German students in his "Academic" overture.
intone, nevertheless, he did; and as badly as mortal man well could!
He should possess a good physical presence, and intone the offices with elegance and precision.
We will intone the battle-psalms, and from the Lozre to the sea Israel shall arise.
If a student is unable to distinguish a correct intonation, his voice will not intone correctly.
But considered as a whole, the singers are like actors, who intone instead of speaking.
Birley had heard her intone the same becoming sentiment at Saratoga later in the season.
Only a few months before she had seldom seen him intone grace at all.
late 14c., entunen "sing, chant, recite," from Old French entoner "sing, chant" (13c.), from Medieval Latin intonare "sing according to tone," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + tonus "tone," from Greek tonos (see tenet). A different verb intone was in use 17c.18c., from Latin intonare "to thunder, resound," figuratively "to cry out vehemently," from tonare "to thunder." Related: Intoned; intoning.