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When Odom, with his buttery intonation and supple phrasing, performs “A Change Is Gonna Come,” he’s not so much impersonating Cooke as channeling him.
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI BLENDS FACT AND FICTION TO BRING CIVIL RIGHTS-ERA LUMINARIES TO LIFESTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJANUARY 15, 2021TIME
At a recent Zoom practice session, she offered comments on the wording of their speeches, the intonations, the gestures.
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At intervening moments, the engaging Kwong announces in the intonations of a game show host, “It’s puzzle time!”
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Wheeler’s job was to re-record each snippet in his own voice, matching the exact rhythm and intonation.
INSIDE THE STRANGE NEW WORLD OF BEING A DEEPFAKE ACTORKAREN HAOOCTOBER 9, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In addition to the intonation changes, Alexa will now take turns speaking like a conversation.
AMAZON’S FALL 2020 PRODUCTS ANNOUNCEMENTS INCLUDE A SECURITY CAMERA DRONE THAT FLIES AROUND YOUR HOUSESTAN HORACZEKSEPTEMBER 24, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
North Dormer took the Mountain for granted, and implied its disparagement by an intonation rather than by explicit criticism.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
But in all these instances it is the intonation of the word as such, not of the sentence, which is primarily concerned.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
"I haven't eaten anything for twenty-four hours," he said, with a whistling intonation.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
As for Susanna's own accent, she comes from the heart of Aberdeenshire, and her intonation is beyond my power to reproduce.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Dan had given to his last words a weird, mournful intonation whose effect was startling.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
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WORDS RELATED TO INTONATION

  • accent
  • emphasis
  • force
  • inflection
  • intonation
  • modulation
  • resonance
  • strength
  • stress
  • timbre
  • tonality
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