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Intone  v. i.  To utter a prolonged tone or a deep, protracted sound; to speak or recite in a measured, sonorous manner; to intonate.

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"Intone" Quotes from Famous Books

... was intensely conscious that morning that a meaning hitherto unfelt and unguessed lay behind his world, and even behind all this pomp and ceremony that he knew so well. Rising, of course, when the senior curate began to intone the opening sentence in a manner which one felt was worthy even of St. John's, he allowed himself to study his surroundings ...
— Simon Called Peter • Robert Keable

... tears. I have never seen him within the doors of the Cathedral since his marriage; but he burst into tears. 'Mon Dieu! if I were but there!' he said. We stood and listened, our hearts melting, some falling on their knees. M. le Cure stood up in the midst of us and began to intone the psalm: [He has a beautiful voice. It is sympathetic, it goes to the heart.] 'I was glad when they said to me, Let us go up—' And though there were few of us who could have supposed themselves capable of listening to that sentiment a little while before ...
— A Beleaguered City • Mrs. Oliphant

... revelation than the men of twenty years ago believed in political economy, free trade, open competition, and the reign of Common-sense and of Mr. Cobden. Where is that faith now? Many of the middle-aged disciples of the Church of Common-sense are still in our midst. They say the old sayings, they intone the old responses, but somehow it seems that scepticism is abroad; it seems that the world is wider than their system. Not even open examinations for fellowships and scholarships, not half a dozen new schools, and science, and the Museum, ...
— Oxford • Andrew Lang

... set free from all that can oppress, And in her own white innocence arrayed, Made one for ever with all happiness, Alert she wanders through the starry glade; Or, where the blissful Shades intone their praise, She from the lily-covered bowers Heaping her arms with flowers Soars and is borne along The amaranthine the delightful ways, Gushes the pretty notes and careless trills Of her unstudied song, And with her music ...
— The Vagabond and Other Poems from Punch • R. C. Lehmann

... strum, beat time. execute, perform; accompany; sing a second, play a second; compose, set to music, arrange. sing, chaunt, chant, hum, warble, carol, chirp, chirrup, lilt, purl, quaver, trill, shake, twitter, whistle; sol-fa^; intone. have an ear for music, have a musical ear, have a correct ear. Adj. playing &c v.; musical. Adv. adagio, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Intone" :   sing, judge, intonation, tone, cantillate, label, verbalize, verbalise, intonate, singsong

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