- v. present participle of intone.
“This intoning is always a matter of crescendo and diminuendo in the intensity -- a rising and falling between plain speaking and wild chanting.”
“I don't call intoning proper solemnity," said Miss Leonora.”
“He had introduced a kind of intoning at public meetings.”
“There are some things in the mode of speaking among the Friends, particularly in their public meetings, which do not strike me agreeably, and to which I think it would take me some time to become accustomed; such as a kind of intoning somewhat similar to the manner in which the church service is performed in cathedrals.”
“(Hillaire Belloc noted once that, while Jacobite songs were often heard in English homes, he had been warned by the gendarmerie for intoning “Vexilla regis” on a beach in Brittany.)”
“A catharsis of sorts rekindles, intoning archaic dreams”
“Apart from that, bring on series three and the Crawley girls in flapper dresses intoning: "Carson, fetch the cocaine!”
“Hark! what's that? — the monks intoning in the chapel close at hand?”
“An amply endowed young woman in a spandex outfit was bent over him, slapping his cheek and breathlessly intoning, Are you alright?”
“Men in dark pants, white shirts and suspenders hustle around with scripts in hand, intoning into stand-up microphones and creating their own alarming sound effects as they chronicle the fake Martian invasion.”
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