intonation

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in·to·na·tion

(in-tō-nā'shŭn),
The quality of speech derived from the modulation of intensity, frequency, and juncture that provides emphasis and additional meaning.

in·to·na·tion

(in'tō-nā'shŭn)
During speech, a pattern of change in voice used to convey linguistic information such as syllabic accent stress or pitch variations to signal interrogation, declaration, or exclamation; used to convey emotion by patterns of change in pitch, loudness, and speech rate.
[L. intonare, to thunder or to make a loud noise]
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As my partner Stas' Kazmierski (an expert in organizational change) frequently intonates, "Adapting an idea to fit into your organization's culture will always work better than just adopting exactly what someone else has done and trying to make it fit.
Daybreak intonates the novel and enlightens the second word of the title, while baroque has many ramifications.