intonate

verb in·to·nate \ ˈin-tə-ˌnāt , -(ˌ)tō- \

Definition of intonate

intonated; intonating
transitive verb

Examples of intonate in a Sentence

  1. the priest then proceeded to intonate the prayer's familiar opening words

First Known Use of intonate

1795

intonate Synonyms

Synonyms
chant, intone, sing
Related Words
bellow, belt, roar; chime, chorus


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