Usage examples for intonation

  1. On the principles and practice of just Intonation, with a view to the abolition of temperament.... – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  2. Once settled in my chair, I might well have fancied myself at home in a New York theatre, except that the playing seemed rather better, and the English intonation not quite so scrupulously English as that which our actors have produced after a conscientious study of the original. – London Films by W.D. Howells
  3. The poor patient student is meanwhile gazing on the moon in dreamy devotion; until as the writing on the mirror is read with solemn intonation, it all appears before his moon- struck gaze as a heavenly revelation. – Moon Lore by Timothy Harley
  4. " I think some explanation is due to me," said Mr Gale, with a peculiar and dangerous intonation. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  5. I could not, for the life of me, comprehend the drift of this question, but there was no mistaking the insolent intonation of it. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  6. You know, A W, he observed enthusiastically- he always called me A W with just enough of a curious intonation to make it doubtful whether the use of the initials was respectful or satirical- you know, A W, I understand those fellows who went and chucked themselves into the grass. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  7. The emphasis, the pathetic intonation, touched every heart. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  8. " Yes; I hoped to have been on the river ere this," he said, with a bitter intonation that he could not check. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. Like ourselves they speak in low voices; nevertheless the German intonation is unmistakable. – War by Pierre Loti
  10. If I had ever known Larrabee Harman, if, instead of the two strange glimpses I had caught of him, I had been familiar with his gesture, walk, intonation- even, perhaps, if I had ever heard his voice- the truth might have come to me long ago. – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington
  11. " No," he assented, with a sad intonation, " it is not Summer. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  12. There was a mocking intonation in it which was unmistakable. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  13. In that last word, especially the intonation with which it was uttered, there was more than contempt, there was hatred. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  14. " That's no use, of course," admitted Masters with a dead intonation. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  15. There was something in the intonation of " this young lady" that won Cis's heart on the spot, something in the concluding words that hurt Susan's faithful loyalty towards her kinswoman, in spite of the compliment to herself. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  16. Rosie used the same word with a different intonation. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  17. If Mr. Grandon, says Mr. Wilmarth, with a slow, irritating intonation that hardly conceals insolence, feels able to advance for the three quarters, I can look after my share. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  18. " I propose to stay with you and lend a hand," said I. " You are a brave man," he returned, with a peculiar intonation. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  19. Dick wondered at the strange intonation of his voice. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  20. " Why, certainly," responded one in a clean English intonation. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss