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intonation

in·to·na·tion

intonation

 
 
pronunciation:
In t neI shn
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the pattern of changes in pitch of the speaking or singing voice.
In English, rising intonation at the end of a statement usually signals a question.
definition 2: the act or manner of speaking, esp. with regard to pitch and its reflection of meaning.
similar words:
elocution, tone
definition 3: the act or manner of producing musical tones.
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derivation: intonational (adj.)