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intone

Verb

1 utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically; "The students chanted the same slogan over and over again" [syn: tone, chant]
2 recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm; "The rabbi chanted a prayer" [syn: chant, intonate, cantillate]
3 speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone; "please intonate with sadness" [syn: intonate]

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Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To give tone or variety of tone to; to vocalize.
  2. To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to speak or recite with singing voice; to chant; as, to intone the church service.
  3. To utter a tone; utter a protracted sound.

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