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English verb: intone

1. intone (communication) utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically


SamplesThe students chanted the same slogan over and over again.


Synonymschant, tone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. intone (communication) recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm


SamplesThe rabbi chanted a prayer.


ExamplesThey will intone the duet


Synonymscantillate, chant, intonate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sing


Narrower (hyponym)singsong

3. intone (communication) speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone


SamplesPlease intonate with sadness.


Synonymsintonate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce









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