intonation noun definition in Phonetics topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Phonetics topic
[uncountable, countable] (phonetics) the rise and fall of the voice in speaking, especially as this affects the meaning of what is being said intonation patterns In English, some questions have a rising intonation. Her voice was low with a faint regional intonation. the rising intonation at the end of spoken questions She’s studying intonation patterns in children’s speech.

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