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Intone  v. i.  To utter a prolonged tone or a deep, protracted sound; to speak or recite in a measured, sonorous manner; to intonate.






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"Intone" Quotes from Famous Books



... but it was an effort to formulate anything. He was intensely conscious that morning that a meaning hitherto unfelt and unguessed lay behind his world, and even behind all this pomp and ceremony that he knew so well. Rising, of course, when the senior curate began to intone the opening sentence in a manner which one felt was worthy even of St. John's, he allowed himself to study his surroundings as ...
— Simon Called Peter • Robert Keable

... of speech Mr. Kenyon delivers. Sometimes one is doubtful as to the sex of the speaker, for he moans out his lamentations over "the dear old Church of England" exactly as one would imagine a sweet old lady with a gingham umbrella and a widow's cap to intone it. Meantime, the rest of the House is convulsed with laughter, so that there is the curious contrast of one man—Punch-like in complexion and face—reciting a dirge while the rest of the House are holding their universal sides with laughter. The anger came ...
— Sketches In The House (1893) • T. P. O'Connor

... entirely. enterar, to inform. enternecido, -a, moved, deeply affected. entero,-a, entire, whole. enterrar, (ie), to inter, bury. entiende, pres. of entender. entierro, m., burial; see sardina. entonar, to intone, sound. entonces, then, thereupon. entrada, f., entrance, admission; coming. entrar, to enter. entre, between, among. entreabierto,-a, half-open. entregar, to hand, give. enviar, (i), to send. epitafio, m., epitaph. ...
— A First Spanish Reader • Erwin W. Roessler and Alfred Remy

... famous scholastic list of attributes of the deity, for they have one use which I neglected to consider. The eloquent passage in which Newman enumerates them[301] puts us on the track of it. Intoning them as he would intone a cathedral service, he shows how high is their aesthetic value. It enriches our bare piety to carry these exalted and mysterious verbal additions just as it enriches a church to have an organ and old brasses, marbles ...
— The Varieties of Religious Experience • William James

... approach of death, Junipero Serra confessed himself to Fray Palou; went through the Church offices for the dying; joined in the hymn Tantum Ergo "with elevated and sonorous tones," saith the chronicle,—the congregation, hearing him intone his death chaunt, were awed into silence, so that the dying man's voice alone finished the hymn; then he repaired to his cell, where he passed the night in prayer. The following morning he received the captain and chaplain of a Spanish vessel lying in the harbor, and said, cheerfully, ...
— In the Footprints of the Padres • Charles Warren Stoddard

... morning, when at last the sun outshone, Then did Jerome the Bishop his matin song intone. And when from mass they issued, all gathered in one place, And the King did not tarry but began his speech apace: "Hear me now, counts and nobles, and all my henchmen leal— Unto my lord Cid Campeador I needst ...
— The Lay of the Cid • R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon

... Amfortas is borne in, the assembled knights, each standing in his place, a golden cup before him, intone the Grail motive, which is taken up by the entering choruses of servitors and ...
— Parsifal - Story and Analysis of Wagner's Great Opera • H. R. Haweis

... William, there is no doubt that Horace Pendleton has risen in the Church and been of more service to the Church than you have been because he knows so much better than you do how to make it worldly-minded and how to intone the gospel to the same tune, but you, William, are you going to begin to interpret the Scriptures just to suit your times and modern conditions? I thought Scriptures had nothing to do with mere 'times,' that they belonged to ...
— A Circuit Rider's Wife • Corra Harris

... day studied their sacred rolls and droned over the books of Confucius, to learn them by heart. Our frog had heard them so often that he could (in frog language, of course) repeat many of their wise sentences and intone responses to their evening prayers put up by the great idol Amida. Indeed, our frog had so often listened to their debates on texts from the classics that he had himself become a sage and a philosopher. Yet, as the proverb says, "the sage ...
— Japanese Fairy World - Stories from the Wonder-Lore of Japan • William Elliot Griffis

... passive dignity in their bearing not seen in the proudest pope or emperor. They seldom laugh or smile, even under the inspiration of chicha, and months of intercourse with them did not discover to us the power of song, though Villavicencio says they do sometimes intone fragments of prose in their festival orgies. They manifest little curiosity, and little power of mimicry, in which wild men generally excel the civilized.[99] The old Spartans were never so laconic. In conversation each says all he has to say in three or four words till his companion ...
— The Andes and the Amazon - Across the Continent of South America • James Orton

... considering his great age, it is wonderfully clear and ringing, and it has a certain incisiveness of sound which gives it great carrying power. Pius the Ninth had as beautiful a voice, both in compass and richness of quality, as any baritone singer in the Sixtine choir. No one who ever heard him intone the 'Te Deum' in Saint Peter's, in the old days, can forget the grand tones. He was gifted in many ways—with great physical beauty, with a rare charm of manner, and with a most witty humour; and in character he was one of the most gentle ...
— Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 - Studies from the Chronicles of Rome • Francis Marion Crawford

... why? Knells let the vanquished foe intone! France delivered!—I still can cry, France ...
— Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11 • Various

... of thought and opinion, though we perceive at every turn how completely the Protestant prejudice of his "moment" and "milieu" had obtained dominion over him. To his perception monks do not chant or intone, they bawl and bellow their litanies. Flagellants are hired peasants who pad themselves to repletion with women's bodices. The image of the Virgin Mary is bejewelled, hooped, painted, patched, curled, and frizzled in the very ...
— Travels Through France and Italy • Tobias Smollett

... The autumn of yesterday has gone and it is forgotten. Lukewarm breaths pass through the air, vivifying, healthier than those of May, having the odor of hay and the odor of flowers. Two singers of the highway are there, leaning on the graveyard wall, and they intone, with a tambourine and a guitar, an old seguidilla of Spain, bringing here the warm and somewhat Arabic gaieties of the lands ...
— Ramuntcho • Pierre Loti

... the bread of idleness, the frenzy of poetry creeps over me both night and day. Round past the hedge I wend, and, leaning on the rock, I intone verses gently to myself. From the point of my pencil emanate lines of recondite grace, so near the frost I write. Some scent I hold by the side of my mouth, and, turning to the moon, I sing my sentiments. With self-pitying lines ...
— Hung Lou Meng, Book II • Cao Xueqin

... the needs of musical structure. In the Coda, beginning measure 258, Schumann—now that he is free from considerations of structure—gains a dramatic effect of truly impressive power. The horns, supported by trumpets and trombones, intone a funeral dirge of touching solemnity (evidently suggested by the closing death scene of the drama) while, above, hover portions of the Astarte motive, as if even in his death her influence was paramount in ...
— Music: An Art and a Language • Walter Raymond Spalding

... he could not himself intone the service, but he could procure the co-operation of any number of gentlemanlike curates well trained in the mystery of doing so. He would not willingly alter his own fashion of dress, but he could people Barchester with young clergymen dressed in the longest frocks ...
— Barchester Towers • Anthony Trollope

... They stopped their hopeless pastor's fees, Nor paid for what he prayed or preached; He asked his sacristan the cause, Who told him wherefore and because. From that day forth when he would sing The Preface, he took care t'intone, Not in a smothered or weak way, "Tibi semper et ubique Gratias—Mascarandon!" If from love,—that god so blind,— Two parishes thou holdest, you Are bound to gratify the two; And after a few days you'll find, If you do so, soon upon ...
— Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7 • Various

... if a choral Even Song is attempted, at once the cry of "Romanism" is raised, and yet from Holy Scripture we learn that music is a divinely ordained element in the public worship of God and the service thus rendered is an approach to the worship of Heaven. (See INTONE; PLAIN ...
— The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia • William James Miller

... He rhapsodized over her in great stretches, calling me to testify with him to her divineness, and rating me soundly if, in the bitterness of my heart, I was a little laggard in my devotions. And, at irregular intervals, like Selah in the Psalms, he would intone dolefully, "And ...
— The Yeoman Adventurer • George W. Gough

... people saw I such men, such thews; but their smiling beardless faces are comely and kindly as those of Japanese boys. They seem brothers, so like in frame, in movement, in the timbre of their voices, as they intone ...
— Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan - First Series • Lafcadio Hearn

... its manhood lies pale and stark like the windrows of corn after the harvester has done his work. Thoughts of a dreamer! Schemes of a visionary! How will the quaking lips which throughout the length and breadth of this vast hecatomb now cry, "Sauve qui peut!" how will they ever intone again ...
— The Bronze Eagle - A Story of the Hundred Days • Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy



Words linked to "Intone" :   tone, sing, intonate, singsong, judge, talk, mouth, pronounce, intonation



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