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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To intone.
  • transitive v. To utter with a particular tone of voice: pleas that were intonated with desperation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To intone; to utter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To thunder.
  • intransitive v. To sound the tones of the musical scale; to practice the sol-fa.
  • intransitive v. To modulate the voice in a musical, sonorous, and measured manner, as in reading the liturgy; to intone.
  • transitive v. To utter in a musical or sonorous manner; to chant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To thunder; make a rumbling noise.
  • To intone.
  • To sound the tones of the musical scale; practise solmization.
  • To pronounce with a tone; intone; utter with a sonant vibration of the vocal cords.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
  • v. speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone

Etymologies

Medieval Latin intonāre, intonāt-; see intone.
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