verb (used with object), in·toned, in·ton·ing.
verb (used without object), in·toned, in·ton·ing.
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Origin of intone
OTHER WORDS FROM intonein·ton·er, nounhalf-in·toned, adjectiveun·in·toned, adjective
Words nearby intone
Example sentences from the Web for intone
He has intoned his political moves with these same anti-establishment, unbeholden notes.“These billionaires are not our friends”: The irony of Elon Musk leading the GameStop revolution|Theodore Schleifer|February 2, 2021|Vox
Homer intones, drool falling from his chin, sauce clinging to his shirt and empty boxes of “Rib-wich” piling up at his feet.The McRib is back at McDonald’s, and after a taste, I still don’t get its cult appeal|Tim Carman|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
You know: I am to intone that these pundits think of Obama as an “uppity Negro.”Why the Right Thinks Obama’s a Narcissist—and Why They’re Wrong|John McWhorter|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He shook his head knowingly, as if to intone the word ‘New York,’ were to intone a universal spirit of ‘anything goes’.
All four poets intone the strain, "Ye rocks and trees, guard the memory of our love."Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
If a student is unable to distinguish a correct intonation, his voice will not intone correctly.The Psychology of Singing|David C. Taylor
It seemed quite out of keeping with his homely manner and crumpled surplice that this particular reader should intone.Stories of a Western Town|Octave Thanet
Brahms permits the bassoon to intone the Fuchslied of the German students in his "Academic" overture.How to Listen to Music, 7th ed.|Henry Edward Krehbiel
Oh, never more for me shall winds intone With all your tops a vast antiphony, Demanding and responding in God's praise!Browning's England|Helen Archibald Clarke