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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.
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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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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.
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 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.
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.
The lama, both hands raised, intoned a final blessing in ornate Chinese.
On Independence Day," intoned Cheney at Daytona, "we're reminded how fortunate we are to live in freedom and call this nation home.
As the casket was lowered, a chaplain intoned one of Patton's favorite sayings: "Death is as light as a feather.
Following a montage of issue-oriented movies, he gravely intoned, ``And none of those issues were ever a problem again.
On the other hand, it was difficult not to read the Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble as Gertrude Stein's fathers and sons in the author's story intoned at the top of DoublePlay Revisited.
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.