Intonational



[in-toh-ney-shuh n, -tuh-] /ˌɪn toʊˈneɪ ʃən, -tə-/

noun
1.
the pattern or melody of pitch changes in connected speech, especially the pitch pattern of a sentence, which distinguishes kinds of sentences or speakers of different language cultures.
2.
the act or manner of .
3.
the manner of producing musical tones, specifically the relation in pitch of tones to their key or harmony.
4.
something that is or chanted.
5.
the opening phrase in a Gregorian chant, usually sung by one or two voices.
/ˌɪntəʊˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the sound pattern of phrases and sentences produced by pitch variation in the voice
2.
the act or manner of intoning
3.
an intoned, chanted, or monotonous utterance; incantation
4.
(music) the opening of a piece of plainsong, sung by a soloist
5.
(music)

n.

1610s, “opening phrase of a melody,” from French intonation, from Medieval Latin intonationem (nominative intonatio), from past participle stem of intonare (see intone). Meaning “modulation of the voice in speaking” is from 1791.

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