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Definition of the verb intonate
What does intonate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: intonated | intonating | intonates
- speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
- recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
Alternative definition of the verb intonate
- To intone; to utter.
- To thunder or to utter in a sonorous or thunderous voice.
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The Chambers Dictionary (1998)
A dictionary of the English language ... Abstracted from the folio edition ... To this edition are added, a History of the English language, the author's preface to the folio, and a considerable number of words, none of which are contained in the London octavo. The second edition, carefully revised (1764)
To INTONATE. v. a. [ intent, Latin. ] To thunder. INTONATION. / [intonation, Fr. from intonate.] ...
The Gentlemlen's Lexicon; Or, A Pocket Dictionary, Containing Nearly Every Work in the English Language (1835)
Being Also Particularly Adapted to the Use of Academies and Schools by William Grimshaw
INTONATE. v. To thunder, pr. par. intonating; past, intonated; s. intonation. INTOX'ICATE. v. To make drunk. pr. par. intoxicating ; past, intoxicated: s. intoxication. INTRACTABLE. adj. Ungovernable ...
by Sidney L. Landau
chant, hum, croon, intonate. intoxicated adj. inebriated, drunk, drunken, befuddled, besotted, tipsy, boozy, high, stoned (Slang), loaded (Slang), smashed (Slang), zonked (Slang). ant unintoxicated, sober, on the wagon. intractability n. OBSTINACY. intractable adj. obstinate, stubborn, refractory, unmanageable, uncontrollable, ungovernable, recalcitrant, rebellious, contrary, perverse, fractious, headstrong, ornery, ...
by Oxford University Press
intonate . consternate . alternate .Italianate . resonate . palpate . emancipate . anticipate, ...
Of Fifteen Thousand Technical Words, Phrases, Abbreviations, Initials, and Signs, Employed in Musical and Rhythmical Art and Science, in Nearly Fifty Ancient and Modern Languages
To intonate; to begin a tune; to sing. Entomo. (Spa.) The act of intoning.
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Scrabble value of I1N1T1O1N1A1T1E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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