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Definition of intone verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

intone

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtoʊn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they intone
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtoʊn//
 
he / she / it intones
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtəʊnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtoʊnz//
 
past simple intoned
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtoʊnd//
 
past participle intoned
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtoʊnd//
 
-ing form intoning
BrE BrE//ɪnˈtəʊnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtoʊnɪŋ//
 
 
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intone something | + speech (formal) to say something in a slow and serious voice without much expression The priest intoned the final prayer. Word Origin late 15th cent. (originally as entone): from Old French entoner or medieval Latin intonare, from in- ‘into’ + Latin tonus ‘tone’.
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