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Definition of intonation:

  1. A thundering; thunder.
  2. 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.
  3. Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false.
  4. 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.

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