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Noun: intonation  ,in-tu'ney-shun
  1. Rise and fall of the voice pitch
    - modulation, pitch contour
  2. Singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
  3. The act of singing in a monotonous tone
    - chanting
  4. The production of musical tones (by voice or instrument); especially the exactitude of the pitch relations

Derived forms: intonations

Type of: inflection, music, prosody, singing, vocalising [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Intonation