Definition of intonation:
- A thundering; thunder.
- 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.
- Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false.
- The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.
modulation, inflection, affricate, closed syllable, close vowel, bilabial, pitch pattern, assonance, consonant, accent, transition, pitch contour, sounds, chanting, tone, aspirate, accent, tone of voice, sound, tone, alveolar, aspiration.
- "Apron-Strings", Eleanor Gates.
Therefore when Shaw says that he alone is able to write such and such admirable work, or that he has just utterly wiped out some celebrated opponent, I for one never feel anything offensive in the tone, but, indeed, only the unmistakable intonation of a friend's voice.- "George Bernard Shaw", Gilbert K. Chesterton.
- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.