Intonate



[in-toh-neyt, -tuh-] /ˈɪn toʊˌneɪt, -tə-/

verb (used with object), intonated, intonating.
1.
to utter with a particular or modulation of voice.
2.
to ; chant.
/ˈɪntəʊˌneɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to pronounce or articulate (continuous connected speech) with a characteristic rise and fall of the voice
2.
a less common word for intone
v.

1795, from Medieval Latin intonatus, past participle of intonare (see intone) + -ate (2). Cf. Italian intonare, French entonner. Related: Intonated; intonating.

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