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Intone   Listen
verb
Intone  v. t.  (past & past part. intoned; pres. part. intoning)  
1.
To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to chant; as, to intone the church service.
2.
To speak with a distinctive or unusual tone in the voice, or in a monotone; as, the professor intoned his lectures as though by rote.






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"Intone" Quotes from Famous Books



... The muezzin intone the evening noomat from the slender turrets of the mosques; everyone hastens to get home before night has completely set in; the mule-drivers urge on their beasts laden on both sides with leather bottles, and their tinkling bells resound in the narrow streets; ...
— Halil the Pedlar - A Tale of Old Stambul • Mr Jkai

... how to enter the "Silence" and how to intone and use it constructively for your good and that ...
— The Silence • David V. Bush

... (if one may call them verses) are separated by the imitated bleatings of the goat. I began at once, with an audacity which even now astonishes me, to intone the song which all ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2 • Charles Dudley Warner

... which prevented her sitting through the discourse, she warmly denied the existence of any such infirmities, and the following Sunday she stayed to the end. For the latest innovation Beechhurst was indebted to the young curate, who had a round full voice. He would intone the prayers. By this time my lady was tired of clerical vanities, and only remarked, with a little disdain in her voice, that Mr. Duffer's ...
— The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax • Harriet Parr

... now tardily are lit The solitary polar star and seven Lamps of the Bear. And now the warlike race Of swans gather their hosts upon the breast Of some far gulf, and, bidding their farewell To the white cliffs, and slender junipers, And sea-weed bridal-beds, intone the song Of parting, and a sad metallic clang Send through the mists. Upon their southward way They greet the beryl-tinted icebergs; greet Flamy volcanoes, and the seething founts Of Geysers, and the melancholy yellow Of the Icelandic fields; and, wearying, Their lily wings amid the ...
— Modern Italian Poets • W. D. Howells

... prepared to sound their praises to God for delivering them from destruction in the Red Sea, God, to show His recognition of Israel's fulfillment of the token of the Abrahamic covenant, bade the angels who came to intone their song, wait: "Let My children sing first," He said. This incident with the angels is like the story of the king who, upon returning from a victorious campaign, was told that his son and his servant were waiting with wreaths in their hands, and were asking who should ...
— THE LEGENDS OF THE JEWS VOLUME III BIBLE TIMES AND CHARACTERS - FROM THE EXODUS TO THE DEATH OF MOSES • BY LOUIS GINZBERG

... my pretty," Liubka began to intone laughably and piteously, "well, what are you yelling at me for all the time?" and, in a moment, having blown upon the candle, she nestled up to him in the ...
— Yama (The Pit) • Alexandra Kuprin



Words linked to "Intone" :   label, verbalise, sing, judge, cantillate, intonate, tone, utter, talk, chant, intonation, mouth, pronounce, singsong, verbalize, speak



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