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intonation

 
Noun intonation has 4 senses
  1. intonation, modulation, pitch contour - rise and fall of the voice pitch
    --1 is a kind of prosody, inflection
    --1 has particulars:
     intonation pattern; monotone, drone, droning; singsong
    Derived forms: verb intone3, verb intone2, verb intonate1, verb intonate2
  2. intonation - singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
    --2 is a kind of
    singing, vocalizing
    Derived forms: verb intone2, verb intonate2
  3. intonation, chanting - the act of singing in a monotonous tone
    --3 is a kind of singing, vocalizing
    --3 has particulars: cantillation
    Derived forms: verb intone1, verb intone2, verb intonate2
  4. intonation - the production of musical tones (by voice or instrument); especially the exactitude of the pitch relations
    --4 is a kind of
    music
    --4 has particulars: fixed intonation
    Derived forms: verb intone2, verb intonate2
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