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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

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the act of singing in a monotonous tone

the production of musical tones (by voice or instrument)

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You shall, I trust, rest here with me a while, so that by our talking I may learn the English intonation.
Does not understand the English language, but judges by the intonation.
His discourse was addressed to myself; but his voice, although by no means loud, had that intonation which is commonly employed in speaking to some one at a great distance.
A second Frenchman differs, moreover, with the first, and is positive that the voice was that of an Italian; but, not being cognizant of that tongue, is, like the Spaniard, 'convinced 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.
She had spoken in French and she had used the expression "mes transes" but for all the rest, intonation, bearing, solemnity, she might have been referring to one of the Bourbons.
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.
There was a rather pettish intonation in Fleur-de-Lys's-- laconic words.
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.