Synonyms of 'intonation'
1 toneDictionary, inflection, cadence
His voice had a very slight German intonation.
2 incantationDictionary, spell, charm
They could hear strange music and chanting intonations.
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The 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.
A 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.
Thesaurus for intonation from the Collins English Thesaurus
Your intonation is the way that your voice rises and falls as you speak.