In`to*na"tion (?), n. [See 1st Intonate.]

A thundering; thunder.




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In`to*na"tion, n. [Cf. F. intonation. See Intone.] Mus. (a)

The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.


Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false.


Reciting in a musical prolonged tone; intonating, or singing of the opening phrase of a plain-chant, psalm, or canticle by a single voice, as of a priest. See Intone, v. t.

<-- 2. the manner of speaking, esp. the rise and fall of the pitch of the voice while speaking. -->


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