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intone

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verb in·tone \in-ˈtōn\

Simple Definition of intone

  • : to speak (a prayer, poem, etc.) in a way that sounds like music or chanting

  • : to say (something) in a slow and even voice

Full Definition of intone

in·tonedin·ton·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to utter in musical or prolonged tones :  recite in singing tones or in a monotone

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to utter something in singing tones or in monotone

in·ton·er noun

Examples of intone

  1. Coming soon to a theater near you, the announcer intoned.

  2. <The day is begun, the narrator intoned>



Origin of intone

Middle French entoner, from Medieval Latin intonare, from Latin in- + tonus tone


First Known Use: 1513

Rhymes with intone

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