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intone

[ in-tohn ]
/ 瑟n藞to蕣n /
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verb (used with object), in路toned, in路ton路ing.
to utter with a particular tone or voice modulation.
to give tone or variety of tone to; vocalize.
to utter in a singing voice (the first tones of a section in a liturgical service).
to recite or chant in monotone.
verb (used without object), in路toned, in路ton路ing.
to speak or recite in a singing voice, especially in monotone; chant.
Music. to produce a tone, or a particular series of tones, like a scale, especially with the voice.
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Origin of intone

1475鈥85; <Medieval Latin inton膩re; replacing earlier entone<Middle French entoner<Medieval Latin; see in-2, tone

OTHER WORDS FROM intone

in路ton路er, nounhalf-in路toned, adjectiveun路in路toned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intone

intone
/ (瑟n藞t蓹蕣n) /

verb
to utter, recite, or sing (a chant, prayer, etc) in a monotonous or incantatory tone
(intr) to speak with a particular or characteristic intonation or tone
to sing (the opening phrase of a psalm, etc) in plainsong

Derived forms of intone

intoner, noun

Word Origin for intone

C15: from Medieval Latin intonare, from in- 虏 + tone
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