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intone

in·tone

intone

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn ton
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: intoned, intones, intoning
definition 1: to speak or utter with a particular pitch pattern.
similar words:
tone
definition 2: to recite in musical or lengthened tones, esp. in a monotone; chant.
The monks intoned their morning prayer.
similar words:
chant
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to speak or recite in musical or lengthened tones; chant.
similar words:
chant
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derivation: intoner (n.)