Black English is also intonation, which is a powerful rhetorical tool.
Wardrobe, mannerisms, and intonation are fair game, and Chu certainly has his detractors there.
You can say it on the radio because you have the voice and the intonation, but that is totally different in print.
As they walked into the deep shadows, her voice took on an intonation like a suppressed sob.
The very speech and intonation of the one has melody, of the other harshness.
Their intonation carried conviction that the men meant literally every impressive line they uttered.
She pronounced the name exactly with her mother's intonation.
His tone is warm and pleasing, but not large, his intonation is not always sure.
“I am not so sure myself,” she continued with a curious, vanishing, intonation of despair.
Because the intonation was not English at all, but American.
1610s, "opening phrase of a melody," from French intonation, from Medieval Latin intonationem (nominative intonatio), from past participle stem of intonare (see intone). Meaning "modulation of the voice in speaking" is from 1791.