Verb(1) utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically(2) recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm(3) speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
(1) This led to some confusion about whether or not the men of the choir would intone the chant again.(2) Whereas there were about 100 people in the mosque, as many as it could fit, rows and rows of barefoot men listening to a pre-recorded voice intone prayers in Arabic.(3) What they will do is read out a death sentence, intone a chant, then set upon the hostage from all sides.(4) Perhaps it would be like a person's usual voice being taken over by a telling voice, sitting round a campfire intoning long poems thousands of years ago.(5) When they start singing, the bishop intones a Gregorian style chant that sounds both orthodox and Arab and the choir provides a deep rhythmic descant that is unmistakably African.(6) His poems chant the place-names of his own corner of Monaghan as if intoning sacred words.(7) But the announcer intoned visitors' names in a voice so soft, so dipped, that those men were reduced to whispered asides.(8) Winning is like ├ö├ç├┐a drug├ö├ç├û, intoned the German flier.(9) He collects his coins, intones a blessing and, his voice rising and his eyes large and wide, he completes his tale, in which the baby speaks and saves the hermit, who falls in love with the young woman.(10) Another child in similar garb appeared behind her striking a different pose before intoning his own little chant.(11) She clawed at the robes of the intoners , all the while screaming, ├ö├ç├┐Give her back!├ö├ç├û(12) He heard her voice intoning something from inside.(13) Thumbing a button, she raised the disc to her head and began to speak, intoning the routine blither in a stiflingly mind-numbing voice.(14) But never should the memory of his death be intoned as ammunition on the political battlefield.(15) I try to read as deadpan as possible, like an academic intoning a hallowed text.(16) His voice grows richly guttural as he intones each angel's name.
(1) intone :: intone
1. chant ::
2. tone ::
3. intonate ::
Different Formsintone, intoned, intones, intoning
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