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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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Similarly, humans process the meanings of words in the left hemisphere of the brain and interpret intonation in the right hemisphere.
People use words - the basic building blocks of human language - and intonation to understand speech.
In addition to the stylistic accuracy of the translation of speakers' interactions, the present paper argues that important discursive information exhibited in the suprasegmental features in conversation should be documented on transcripts, including prosodic and paralinguistic elements, such as intonation, timing of responses and volume.
A similar phenomenon in the analysis of the so-called broken syllable intonation in contemporary Latvian is found by researchers of the Latvian language, particularly in the High Latvian dialect.
The act of achieving perfect intonation on stringed instruments has been described as "trying to hit the bulls-eye of a small, moving target every time with a bow and arrow, from a bicycle on a tightrope" (Gerle, 1983, p.
Discussions of intonation in language and in verse date back to Joshua Steele's An Essay Towards Establishing the Melody and Measure of Sounds (1775).
Summary: Islam allows intonation of Koranic verses, but singing them to musical accompaniment is prohibited.
Answering a query of one of her Twitter followers during her regular "#AskCoachLea" session, "The Voice of the Philippines" mentor said she thinks that Curtis is "still not a singer," but praised her for her improved intonation.
Research has shown that interviewees who raise their intonation towards the end of a sentence (so they sound like an Aussie asking a question) are 30% less likely to land a job than those who don't.
Muscat, June 13 (ONA) The Specialized training course on the application of the rules of intonation and recitation of the Holy Quran concluded today under the auspices of Habib bin Mohammed al-Riyami, Secretary General of Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science (SQHCCS).
The autosegmental-metrical approach (Pierrehumbert 1980) paved the way for the investigation of intonation as a linguistic characteristic of non-tonal languages such as Spanish (e.
Their topics include prosodic allomorphs in the Estonian declension system, the nature of perceptual differences between accentual peaks and plateaux, late pitch accents in hat and dip intonation patterns, meter-specific timing and pronunciation in German poetry and prose, and anticipatory effects of intonation.