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intonation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌintəˈnāSHən/,/-tō-/,
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The rise and fall of the voice in speaking,
  1. The rise and fall of the voice in speaking
    • - she spoke English with a German intonation
  2. The action of intoning or reciting in a singing voice

  3. Accuracy of pitch in playing or singing
    • - poor woodwind intonation at the opening
  4. The opening phrase of a plainsong melody


  1. rise and fall of the voice pitch
  2. singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong
  3. the act of singing in a monotonous tone
  4. the production of musical tones (by voice or instrument); especially the exactitude of the pitch relations
  5. In linguistics, intonation is variation of pitch while speaking which is not used to distinguish words. (Compare tone.) Intonation and stress are two main elements of linguistic prosody.
  6. Intonation, in music, is a musician's realization of pitch accuracy, or the pitch accuracy of a musical instrument. Intonation may be flat, sharp, or both, successively or simultaneously.
  7. The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale; Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; 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
  8. Intonation refers to changes in the tone or frequency of sounds during speech. For example, in English the tone usually falls at the end of a statement and rises at the end of a question, so that You want some coffee. and You want some coffee? can be distinguished by tone alone. ...
  9. singing through one's nose. Considered highly desirable in the Middle Ages.
  10. the degree to which the pitch of a note heard is what is correct but not to the degree that the note heard is the wrong note
  11. Change in pitch of a sentence, up and down.
  12. The pitch of the voice in speaking. Variations in intonation convey information (e.g., a rising pitch at the end of a sentence indicates a question). Intonation is an important component of pronunciation. (See also Stress.)
  13. Refers to the guitars ability to play in tune at various positions along the neck. Often adjusted by adjusting the bridge saddle.
  14. as a general music term, this refers to the ability to play or sing on pitch; for our purposes as guitar makers, intonation refers to how a given instrument plays in tune with itself; a guitar string should produce the same note played as a harmonic at the 12th fret as it does when you fret that ...
  15. the use of pitch in speech to create contrast and variation
  16. Refers to pitch. If he or she has “insecure intonation,” they sing either flat or sharp.
  17. Systematic use of different pitches, stresses and junctures like “help?”and “help!”
  18. The musical sense of "pitch" -how high or low the note sounds. Sometimes called "playing in tune"
  19. the pattern or melody of pitch changes in speech, especially the pitch pattern of a sentence which distinguishes kinds of sentences.
  20. The upwards and downwards pattern of the voice rising and falling.
  21. An instruments ability to play in tune at various positions through out the neck. Instruments are built to a particular scale length which dictates at what intervals the frets must be placed and where the saddle is to sit in order for correct note pitch.
  22. Accuracy of pitch in playing or singing – not sharp (too high) or flat (too low). A singer with good intonation sings “in tune”.
  23. The sequence of pitches that produces the 'tone' of an utterance and plays an important part in conveying the meaning. The intonational tone of a question, for example, usually features a rising pitch at the end.
  24. The way the level of a speaker’s voice changes, often to show how they feel about something, e.g. if they are angry or pleased. Intonation can be rising or falling or both.
  25. The degree to which pitch is accurately produced in performance, particularly among the players in an ensemble.