Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To intone.
  • transitive verb To utter with a particular tone of voice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • To thunder; make a rumbling noise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • verb To intone; to utter.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin intonāre, intonāt-; see intone.]

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