the pattern or melody of pitch changes in connected speech, especially the pitch pattern of a sentence, which
distinguishes kinds of sentences
or speakers of different language
the manner of producing musical tones, specifically the relation in pitch of tones to their key or harmony.
something that is intoned
the opening phrase in a Gregorian chant, usually sung by one or two voices.
Origin: 1610–20; Related forms
< Medieval Latin intonātiōn-
(stem of intonātiō
). See intonate