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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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Breathing and Intonation. Regular readers of my work know that I bristle at the belief, still commonly held by many singing teachers, that almost every vocal problem can be traced to breath.
Brook also commented on how some people have judged Markle in public instantly after (https://twitter.com/ThePerezHilton/status/1015034534000132096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1015034534000132096&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fnews%2Fuk-47148541) hearing the change in her accent and intonation because it has really benefited her when it comes to sounding British and aristocratic.
The typical operatic singer is not trained in the intonation of quarter- or sixth-tone music.
These fifty-nine poets give intimate, informal readings of their work, allowing readers to focus on the intended sound and intonation behind the verse as they follow these carefully chosen poems in the text.
Investigating 12 languages from different language families and disparate regions of the African continent, linguists discuss the complete prosodic system of the language or languages, that is the tone and intonation and the interaction between the two.
On the occasion, Zia Mohyeddin presented readings of poetry and prose in a style that he calls "Parhant." He emphasized the need for learning the intonation as well as correct pronunciation to master the art of reading.
The nature of Schubert's work also requires extended passages of parallel unisons and octaves between the four players, posing potential intonation difficulties for the quartet.
The second day Voice, Breathing and the use of Throat, Parts of voice, Types of Voice, Voice intonation and effect, Exercise for voice without microphone and with microphone was focused in the workshop.
My uncle, Robert Tolchin (Americanized from Tolchinsky)who died in Septemberwas one of the last great speakers of Jewish Bronx, a particular nasal intonation of English so acid and sharp that, like radiation from Chernobyl, it could kill trees.
Meaningful words like "good boy" activate the left side of a dog's brain regardless of tone of voice; a region on the right side responds to intonation, scientists report in the Sept.
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.
Larsen, and she summarizes each with one quick tip or "secret." Tackled first are the technical aspects of playing, including chapters on intonation, left hand, shifting, vibrato and tone, each including eight or more secrets.