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intone
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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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
  • The days sped by, and the dark young clergyman labored; he wrote his sermons carefully; he intoned his prayers with a soft, earnest voice; he haunted the streets and accosted the wayfarers; he visited the sick, and knelt beside the dying.
    Chapter 12 (48% in)

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