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Definition of Intonation

Intonation

  1. A thundering; thunder.
  2. The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.
  3. Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false.
  4. Reciting in a musical prolonged tone; intonating, or singing of the opening phrase of a plain-chant, psalm, or canticle by a single voice, as of a priest. See Intone, v. t.

Intonation Quotations

The saxophone is an imperfect instrument, especially the tenor and soprano, as far as intonation goes. The challenge is to sing on an imperfect instrument that is outside of your body.
Stan Getz

Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins.
Edmond de Goncourt

You speak into it and everything is recorded, voice, tone, intonation, everything. You turn a little wheel, and forth it comes, and can be repeated ten thousand times. Only fancy what this suggests.
Henry Irving

A lot of cats in New Orleans, very soulful, very soulful musicians and they assume that they're singers. And they just make that assumption. And so when there's a little intonation problem, people are very forgiving of them because they heard how soulful they play.
Wendell Pierce

Of course the most difficult thing on the violin is always intonation. The second one is rhythm. If you play in tune, in time with a good sound that's already high level. Those three are the main things.
Ruggiero Ricci
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Intonation Translations

intonation in French is cadence
intonation in German is Intonation
intonation in Italian is cadenza
intonation in Norwegian is tonefall, intonasjon
intonation in Swedish is tonfall, intonering
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