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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The way in which the level of your voice changes in order to add meaning to what you are saying, for example by going up at the end of a question.

Usage examples (38)
  • In speech, we safeguard meaning by the use of intonation, stress, gesture, and voice qualities. In writing, we must deal with our medium in such a way that the meaning...
  • Anything sing-song falls into this category, such as the calling intonation of 'Come and ge-et it'.
  • My name is not that strange, but if the intonation is Swedish most people just can not make out the syllables.
  • The intonation is a bit skewered as you go higher up. for more
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