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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce

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