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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.

Synonyms:

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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