intonation


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Synonyms for intonation

Synonyms for intonation

a particular vocal quality that indicates some emotion or feeling

Synonyms for intonation

singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong

Related Words

the act of singing in a monotonous tone

the production of musical tones (by voice or instrument)

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Does not understand the English language, but judges by the intonation.
I accepted the invitation with a worldly grin and a perfectly just intonation, because I really didn't care what I did.
The dialect was on her tongue to some extent, despite the village school: the characteristic intonation of that dialect for this district being the voicing approximately rendered by the syllable UR, probably as rich an utterance as any to be found in human speech.
I weighed myself automatically, for that was a matter near my heart; but I forgot to give my man his sixpence until the reproachful intonation of his adieu recalled me to myself.
There was a rather pettish intonation in Fleur-de-Lys's-- laconic words.
Philip had heard him speak, and, though his English was fluent and natural, it had not quite the intonation of the native.
returned Aramis, with the same intonation on the word friend that he had applied to it the first time - "I mean that if there has been any confusion, scandal, and even effort in the substitution of the prisoner for the king, I defy you to prove it.
A tall, goggled, grey-haired man who was driving inquired with an Oxford intonation and a clear, careful enunciation, "Can WE help at all?
He spoke in that refined French in which our grandfathers not only spoke but thought, and with the gentle, patronizing intonation natural to a man of importance who had grown old in society and at court.
Gardner, with a slight intonation of tolerant wonder.
growled the rough, with the deep rasping intonation of a savage.
Instead of qualifying nouns or verbs by the use of adjectives and adverbs, we qualified sounds by intonation, by changes in quantity and pitch, by retarding and by accelerating.
He grunted with a slight intonation of resentment, and that was all.
Morgan, with the mechanical intonation of an interpreter translating, "the loss of Mr.
he observed, with a touch of sadness in his intonation, as he admiringly contemplated the infant.