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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·to·na·tion /ˌɪntəˈneʃən, (ˌ)to-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·to·na·tion n.  A thundering; thunder. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·to·na·tion, n.
 1. Mus. (a) The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale. (b) Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false. (c) Reciting in a musical prolonged tone; intonating, or singing of the opening phrase of a plain-chant, psalm, or canticle by a single voice, as of a priest. See Intone, v. t.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: rise and fall of the voice pitch [syn: modulation, pitch
      2: singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
      3: the act of singing in a monotonous tone [syn: chanting]
      4: the production of musical tones (by voice or instrument);
         especially the exactitude of the pitch relations