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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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intone

(ɪnˈtəʊn)
vb
1. to utter, recite, or sing (a chant, prayer, etc) in a monotonous or incantatory tone
2. (intr) to speak with a particular or characteristic intonation or tone
3. (Classical Music) to sing (the opening phrase of a psalm, etc) in plainsong
[C15: from Medieval Latin intonare, from in-2 + tone]
inˈtoner n
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in•tone

(ɪnˈtoʊn)

v. -toned, -ton•ing. v.t.
1. to utter with a particular tone or voice modulation.
2. to give tone or variety of tone to; vocalize.
3. to utter in a singing voice (the first tones of a section in a liturgical service).
4. to recite or chant in monotone.
v.i.
5. to speak or recite in a singing voice, esp. in monotone; chant.
[1475–85; earlier entone < Middle French entoner < Medieval Latin intonāre]
in•ton′er, n.
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intone


Past participle: intoned
Gerund: intoning

Imperative
intone
intone
Present
I intone
you intone
he/she/it intones
we intone
you intone
they intone
Preterite
I intoned
you intoned
he/she/it intoned
we intoned
you intoned
they intoned
Present Continuous
I am intoning
you are intoning
he/she/it is intoning
we are intoning
you are intoning
they are intoning
Present Perfect
I have intoned
you have intoned
he/she/it has intoned
we have intoned
you have intoned
they have intoned
Past Continuous
I was intoning
you were intoning
he/she/it was intoning
we were intoning
you were intoning
they were intoning
Past Perfect
I had intoned
you had intoned
he/she/it had intoned
we had intoned
you had intoned
they had intoned
Future
I will intone
you will intone
he/she/it will intone
we will intone
you will intone
they will intone
Future Perfect
I will have intoned
you will have intoned
he/she/it will have intoned
we will have intoned
you will have intoned
they will have intoned
Future Continuous
I will be intoning
you will be intoning
he/she/it will be intoning
we will be intoning
you will be intoning
they will be intoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intoning
you have been intoning
he/she/it has been intoning
we have been intoning
you have been intoning
they have been intoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intoning
you will have been intoning
he/she/it will have been intoning
we will have been intoning
you will have been intoning
they will have been intoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intoning
you had been intoning
he/she/it had been intoning
we had been intoning
you had been intoning
they had been intoning
Conditional
I would intone
you would intone
he/she/it would intone
we would intone
you would intone
they would intone
Past Conditional
I would have intoned
you would have intoned
he/she/it would have intoned
we would have intoned
you would have intoned
they would have intoned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.intone - utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
2.intone - recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm; "The rabbi chanted a prayer"
singsong - speak, chant, or declaim in a singsong
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"
3.intone - speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone; "please intonate with sadness"
pronounce, label, judge - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
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intone

verb chant, sing, recite, croon, intonate He quietly intoned several prayers.
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Translations

intone

[ɪnˈtəʊn] VTentonar (Rel) → salmodiar
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intone

vtintonieren
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