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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From French _intonation_, from Medieval Latin _intonatio_

From French intonation, from Medieval Latin intonatio

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -eɪʃən

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

INTONATION (_plural_ INTONATIONS) * (linguistics) The rise and fall of the voice in speaking. * The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale. * Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise. _Her INTONATION was false._ * 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. * A thundering; thunder. (Can we find and add a quotation of Bailey to this entry?) TRANSLATIONS RELATED TERMS

intonation (plural intonations)

  1. (linguistics) The rise and fall of the voice in speaking.
  2. The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.
  3. Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise.
    Her intonation was false.
  4. 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.
  5. A thundering; thunder.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bailey to this entry?)

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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* intonation in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * intonation in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


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