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in·tone

 (ĭn-tōn′)
v. in·toned, in·ton·ing, in·tones
v.tr.
1. To recite in a singing tone.
2. To utter in a monotone.
v.intr.
1. To speak with a singing tone or with a particular intonation.
2. Music To sing a plainsong intonation.

[Middle English entonen, from Old French entoner, from Medieval Latin intonāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin tonus, tone; see tone.]

in·tone′ment n.
in·ton′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.intoned - uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting; "their chantlike intoned prayers"; "a singsong manner of speaking"
rhythmic, rhythmical - recurring with measured regularity; "the rhythmic chiming of church bells"- John Galsworthy; "rhythmical prose"
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He grew libellous about phosphates; he dragged greasy "Orange Judd" books from his bunk and intoned them, wagging his finger at Harvey, to whom it was all Greek.
The lama, both hands raised, intoned a final blessing in ornate Chinese.
As he intoned in even accents, Wade's eyes, so deep in their somber sockets, dwelt with a strange, wistful compassion on his faded wife.
He intoned a long whining rhyme in the French tongue, and at the end of every line he raised a thick cord, all jagged with pellets of lead, and smote his companion across the shoulders until the blood spurted again.
Then, the Sacristan locks the iron-barred gates that divide the sanctuary from the chancel, and all of the procession having scuttled into their places, hide their faces; and then the intoned words, 'WHEN THE WICKED MAN--' rise among groins of arches and beams of roof, awakening muttered thunder.
We visited war memorials; playgrounds; "an office park with no offices," as one witty caller intoned.
We believe and trust in Him," intoned the eerie chorus consisting of Mickey, Uncle Clint and Appalling Fowler.
Flexing their political muscle, they elect a mayor," the announcer intoned.
Your question shows that you do not understand the purpose of the public education system," Wheeler intoned.
Speaking at April's National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Barry Diller, the former poobah who oversaw Universal Studios TV production unit, solemnly intoned that, "The big four networks have in fact reconstituted themselves into the oligopoly that the FCC originally set out to curb, in the 1960s.
Proving his facility with on-camera vocabulary, the official intoned that the ship had indeed "gravitated product.
Hood would peer over his glasses at the audience as he forcefully intoned Abigail's instructions, "Make it the best.