Definition of intonation
intonationalplay \ˌin-tə-ˈnā-shnəl, -shə-nəl, -(ˌ)tō-\ adjective
Examples of intonation in a Sentence
identical sentences, differing only in intonation
Recent Examples of intonation from the Web
A study found that different parts of a dog’s brain process intonation and the meaning of words spoken to them.
Both quartets played Schubert’s Cello Quintet (and everything else on their programs) at such a high level that accuracy of intonation, ensemble precision and technical fluidity were a given.
Thus the classic intonations of every major religion have the simple, repetitive cadence also found in the best political speeches.
Gucci Mane showed a generation how to emphasize intonation over enunciation, and how to deploy slight rhythmic imprecision to buck the stiff authority of the beat.
Though voices vary in intonation, many speakers are women or children.
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First Known Use of intonation
INTONATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of intonation for English Language Learners
: the rise and fall in the sound of your voice when you speak
INTONATION Defined for Kids
Definition of intonation for Students
: the rise and fall in pitch of the voice in speech
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