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intone
used in Main Street

2 uses
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Definition
to speak; or more rarely sing or  play music
The exact meaning of intone can depend upon its context. It can mean:
  • to say something somberly (slowly and seriously without much change in pitch)
  • to speak or sing in a careful manner as with rising and falling pitch
  • to say in a particular tone or pitch
  • His liturgy was composed of intoned and metrical road-comments: "They say there's a pretty good hike from Duluth to International Falls."
    Chapter 16 (12% in)
  • Without understanding when or how, without a tangible change in the stilted intoning of the stage-puppets, she was conscious of another time and place.
    Chapter 17 (91% in)

There are no more uses of "intone" in Main Street.

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