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intone
used in Not Without My Daughter

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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
  • I followed Moody around the pool of blood to the street side and stepped across it as his relatives intoned a prayer.
  • "I am going to die," she intoned.
  • Several men took a number of live sheep and, facing in the direction of Mecca while intoning sacred prayers, slashed their throats.
  • Then I read aloud from the book in front of me, intoning a long special prayer in Arabic reverently, with true devotion.
  • She draped a silky black swatch of material over my head and began to intone prayers.

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