EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTONE
Intone, nevertheless, he did; and as badly as mortal man well could!
We will intone the battle-psalms, and from the Lozre to the sea Israel shall arise.
But considered as a whole, the singers are like actors, who intone instead of speaking.
Only a few months before she had seldom seen him intone grace at all.
I seized the Targa's arm as he was starting to intone his refrain for the third time.
My body shall be the altar, and my sighs the vows, and I will intone the service in thousands and thousands of verses.
Invisible choristers, among whom we seem to distinguish voices of men and youths, now intone a mystic chant.
Has not man something better to do than to learn to bow, to intone, to admire flowers, and to look at painted glass?
He should possess a good physical presence, and intone the offices with elegance and precision.
We will intone the battle-psalms, and, from the Lozere to the sea, Israel shall arise!
late 14c., entunen "sing, chant, recite," from Old French entoner "sing, chant" (13c.), from Medieval Latin intonare "sing according to tone," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + tonus "tone," from Greek tonos (see tenet). A different verb intone was in use 17c.18c., from Latin intonare "to thunder, resound," figuratively "to cry out vehemently," from tonare "to thunder." Related: Intoned; intoning.