1. the rise and fall of the voice in speaking.
    "she spoke English with a German intonation"
    inflection · pitch · tone · timbre · cadence · cadency · lilt · rise and fall ·
    modulation · speech pattern · accentuation · emphasis · stress · accent · brogue
  2. accuracy of pitch in playing or singing, or on a stringed instrument such as a guitar.
    "poor woodwind intonation at the opening"
  3. the opening phrase of a plainsong melody.
early 17th century ( in intonation (sense 3)): from medieval Latin intonatio(n-), from intonare ( see intone).
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she spoke English with a German intonation.
poor woodwind intonation at the opening.
How to say intonation in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans intonasie
Arabic (NOUN)التجويد, الترنيم, تنغيم
Bosnian (Latin) intonacija
Bulgarian (NOUN)интонация
Cantonese (Traditional) 語調
Catalan (NOUN)entonació
Chinese Simplified 语调
Chinese Traditional 語調
Croatian (NOUN)intonaciju
Czech (NOUN)intonace
Dutch (NOUN)intonatie
Estonian (NOUN)intonatsioon
Filipino pakikinig.
Finnish (NOUN)intonaatio
German (NOUN)Tonfall, Betonung
Greek (NOUN)τονισμός
Hebrew אינטונציה
Hmong Daw suab
Hungarian (NOUN)hanglejtés, intonáció
Icelandic hljómfall (intonation
Indonesian (NOUN)intonasi
Italian (NOUN)intonazione
Japanese (NOUN)イントネーション, 抑揚, 音調
Kiswahili kujua jinsi linavyoandikwa
Korean (NOUN)억양, 어조
Latvian (NOUN)intonācija
Lithuanian (NOUN)intonacija
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)intonasi
Norwegian Bokmål intonasjon
Persian زیر و بمی صدا
Polish (NOUN)intonacja
Portuguese (NOUN)entonação, entoação, afinação
Querétaro Otomi entonación
Romanian (NOUN)intonaţie
Russian (NOUN)интонации
Serbian (Cyrillic) интонацији
Serbian (Latin) intonaciji
Slovak (NOUN)intonácia
Slovenian (NOUN)intonacijo
Spanish (NOUN)entonación, octavación, afinación
Tamil துதிப்பாடலாகவும், ஒரே
Telugu మట్లాడే
Thai โทนเสียง
Turkish (NOUN)tonlama
Ukrainian (NOUN)інтонації
Vietnamese ngữ điệu
Welsh (NOUN)goslefu, oslef
Yucatec Maya entonación
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