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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Oppression implies influence but not the complete control intonated in possession.
Near the end of the film however, she does give one highly intonated and haunting recital of a few stanzas from "Do Take Muriel Out," which she starts by intoning and ends by singing, like her real-life counterpart.
The bad thing about nationalism," Gunter Nenning (1990:40) points out in his book on the coming importance of the nation, "is not nationalistic feeling but the nation state, the bulldozer that flattens everything while the national anthem is intonated.