Synonyms of intonation
1 toneDictionary • His voice had a very slight German intonation.
tone • He spoke in a low tone to her.
inflection • His voice was devoid of inflection.
cadence • He recognised the Polish cadences in her voice.
2 incantationDictionary • They could hear strange music and chanting intonations.
incantation • huddled shapes whispering strange incantations
spell • Vile witch! She cast a spell on me!
charm • They cross their fingers and spit over their shoulders as a charm against the evil eye.
invocation • Please stand for the invocation.
hex (US, Canadian, informal)
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cadenceThe cadence of someone's voice is the way their voice gets higher and lower as they speak.
• He recognised the Polish cadences in her voice.
charmA charm is an act, saying, or object that is believed to have magic powers.
• They cross their fingers and spit over their shoulders as a charm against the evil eye.
incantationAn incantation is a series of words that a person says or sings as a magic spell.
• huddled shapes whispering strange incantations
Thesaurus for intonation from the Collins English Thesaurus
the sound pattern of phrases and sentences produced by pitch variation in the voice