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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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It is crucial to establish not only that intonation is available as a prosodic measure but also that (a) it has structure, and this structure informs and enriches our understanding of the movement of the free-verse line, and (b) that intonation units "have a variable relationship to syntactic units" (Fox 289).
Summary: Islam allows intonation of Koranic verses, but singing them to musical accompaniment is prohibited.
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.
Specifically, the VSP fuses together user~s facial expressions, voice intonation, gestures and other contextual information of the user~s environment and provides intelligent responses and delivery of services through an Avatar-based interface exhibiting empathic respond through face emotions and voice intonations.
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).
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.
But ensemble intonation was a problem, not just in the Sibelius, but also in the Dvorak Cello Concerto (this was a cello-based evening, the Sibelius' solo cello demands efficiently delivered by Sara Greenwood).
The opening statements of CPE Bach's first symphony were lacking declamation, not to mention intonation.
After some entertaining preliminary words from the good Professor, the opening statements of CPE Bach's first Symphony were lacking declamation, not to mention intonation.
It has been shown that in the Saaremaa variety, the impression of singing intonation is phonetically given by systematically later peak alignment as compared to Standard Estonian (Asu 2005; 2006).
Examining Ginsberg's performances reveals that he uses intonation as a poetic element, for both metrical and iconic effects.
In his new book Uttering Trees, Richards claims that by studying the complex patterns affecting intonation in different languages, he can predict whether the question-word will move and where it will go.