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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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Natasha, who, of the whole family, was the most gifted with a capacity to feel any shades of intonation, look, and expression, pricked up her ears from the beginning of the meal and was certain that there was some secret between her father and Anna Mikhaylovna, that it had something to do with her brother, and that Anna Mikhaylovna was preparing them for it.
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.
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.
Naseby,' he concluded, with an intonation that would have made his fortune on the stage, so just, so sad, so dignified, so like a man of the world and a philosopher, 'and you see a man who is content.
You read, I will suppose, attentively enough; but you cannot see the speaker's white, sincere face in the bright circle of the little lamp, nor hear the intonation of his voice.
How coldly and pitilessly -- with what an even, calm intonation, presaging, and enforcing tranquility in the men -- with what accurately measured interval fell those cruel words:
In such a situation, the difference between the two alternative intonations of echo WHQs is neutralized in favour of the version with a high AP boundary tone.
And the ser of my intonations of the word table and of your intonations of the word table mean that the word table hasn't the same global intonation on your tongue as it does on mine, under your pen and under mine, in your ear and in mine.
The children's verbal comments, intonations, gestures, and facial expressions were assessed in response to the discriminative stimuli.
More important, verbal messages can contain verbal intonations and emotional nuances--urgency, seriousness, and humor, for example--that are missing from the textual version of information typically exchanged by businesses and customers.
The researchers imaged the brains of 20 volunteers as they heard and produced prosody through happy, sad and other intonations of the nonsensical phrase "da da da da da.