Meaning of intone

in•tone

Pronunciation: (in-tōn'), [key]
— v., -toned, -ton•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to utter with a particular tone or voice modulation.
  2. to give tone or variety of tone to; vocalize.
  3. to utter in a singing voice (the first tones of a section in a liturgical service).
  4. to recite or chant in monotone.
—v.i.
  1. to speak or recite in a singing voice, esp. in monotone; chant.
  2. to produce a tone, or a particular series of tones, like a scale, esp. with the voice.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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