Example sentences for: intonation

How can you use “intonation” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Disconcerting because his voice has the same intonation, the same accent, the same creamy richness as his father's.

  • We were aware that they were reading the cues of intonation and body language to get an idea about how the discussion was going.

  • They are mistakes at sentence level rather than word level; prosodic rather than lexical mistakes; mistakes of stress, intonation, and syntactic segmenting: in effect, accentuating the wrong word or syllable, modulating the pitch incorrectly (a rising rather than falling tone, say, or a questioning rather than affirming tone), and pausing in the wrong place.

  • Mood and personal intonation also play a part in many sounds: is oops meant to be ups , ups , or whoops ?

  • Over and above the accent and intonation, Mr. Kaplan had a knack for transmogrifying the Anguish Languish into levels of meaning scarcely intended by its users.


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