Definition of 'intone'
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Once the judge had retired the two clergymen came forward, passing along the line to intone the last rites. A SONG AT TWILIGHT (2001)Then Diana, her daughter's hand clutched in her own, began slowly to intone the words of a nursery rhyme. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE (2001)`Only if and where necessary," Didenko heard Lidichev's sombre voice intone. THE LAST RAVEN (2001)
Trends of 'intone'
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Translations for 'intone'
British English: intone VERB
If you intone something, you say it in a slow and serious way, with most of the words at one pitch.
He quietly intoned several prayers.
Definition of intone from the Collins English Dictionary
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