Definition of Intonate

1. Verb. Speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone. "Please intonate with sadness"

Exact synonyms: Intone
Generic synonyms: Judge, Label, Pronounce
Derivative terms: Intonation, Tone, Tone, Intonation



2. Verb. Recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm. "They will intonate the duet"; "The rabbi chanted a prayer"
Exact synonyms: Cantillate, Chant, Intone
Specialized synonyms: Singsong
Generic synonyms: Sing
Derivative terms: Cantillation, Chant, Chanter, Chanting, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation, Intonation

Definition of Intonate

1. v. i. To thunder.

2. v. i. To sound the tones of the musical scale; to practice the sol-fa.

3. v. t. To utter in a musical or sonorous manner; to chant; as, to intonate the liturgy.

Definition of Intonate

1. Verb. To intone; to utter. ¹

2. Verb. To thunder or to utter in a sonorous or thunderous voice.''Oxford English Dictionary'', 2nd ed., 1989.''An American Dictionary of the English Language'', by Noah Webster, 1828. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intonate

1. to intone [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES] - See also: intone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intonate

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intolerant of(p)
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intombed
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intonate (current term)
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intoners

Literary usage of Intonate

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1. Recreations in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy by Jacques Ozanam, Jean Etienne Montucla (1814)
"|L It is impossible to intonate justly the following intervals, sol, ut, la, re, sol; that is to say, the interval between sol and ut ascending, ..."

2. Handbook of Young Artists and Amateurs in Oilpainting: Being Chiefly a by Laughton Osborn, Pierre Louis Bouvier (1849)
"... as a legitimate member though at present alien from it, the musical term intonation, and perhaps the verb, to intonate. A composer, in Naples, ..."

3. Elementary Principles of Harmony for School and Self-instruction by Salomon Jadassohn (1895)
"The diminished fifth, in the connection of two chords, is in every direction easy to intonate, eg : 236. C: n V7 In or in an upward direction : 237. ..."

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