Intonate In"to*nate, v. t. To utter in a musical or sonorous manner; to chant; as, to intonate the liturgy. [1913 Webster]

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  • Intonate — In to*nate, v. i. [L. intonatus, p. p. of intonare to thunder, resound.] To thunder. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Intonate — In to*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Intonated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intonating}.] [See {Intone}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Mus.) To sound the tones of the musical scale; to practice the sol fa. [1913 Webster] 2. To modulate the voice in a musical, sonorous,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intonate — index enunciate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • intonate — (v.) 1795, from M.L. intonatus, pp. of intonare (see INTONE (Cf. intone)) + ATE (Cf. ate) (2). Cf. It. intonare, Fr. entonner. Related: Intonated; intonating …   Etymology dictionary

  • intonate — [in′tō nāt΄, in′tənāt΄] vt. intonated, intonating [< ML intonatus, pp. of intonare: see INTONE] INTONE …   English World dictionary

  • intonate — transitive verb ( nated; nating) Date: 1795 intone, utter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intonate — /in toh nayt , teuh /, v.t., intonated, intonating. 1. to utter with a particular tone or modulation of voice. 2. to intone; chant. [1785 95; < ML intonatus, ptp. of intonare to INTONE. See ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • intonate — verb a) To intone; to utter. b) To thunder or to utter in a sonorous or thunderous voice …   Wiktionary

  • intonate — Synonyms and related words: anthem, ballad, carol, chant, chirp, chirrup, choir, chorus, croon, descant, do re mi, hum, hymn, inflect, intone, lilt, minstrel, modulate, pipe, psalm, quaver, roulade, serenade, shake, sing, sing in chorus, sol fa,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • intonate — in·to·nate …   English syllables

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