intonation

[ in-toh-ney-shuh n, -tuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF intonation

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A sudden throb of shock masked in the surface indifference of intonation.

The intonation of the Ungava Eskimos, particularly the women, is like a plaint.

Something in his intonation, some change in his face, gripped hold of Duncan.

Mademoiselle caught the meaning of the intonation rather than any in the words.

"Say, Rossi isn't an anarchist," said a man with an American intonation.

The very speech and intonation of the one has melody, of the other harshness.

The intonation which his voice gave to it now caused her to look up quickly.

She pronounced the name exactly with her mother's intonation.

“I am not so sure myself,” she continued with a curious, vanishing, intonation of despair.

"Hello," said Herbert, with no intonation of surprise, as he looked up.

WORD ORIGIN

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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