Example sentences for: intonation

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

  • Traditional Japanese drama, because of its stylization, extravagant gesture, and solemn or even bizarre intonation, might be difficult for Westerners.

  • Voice intonation and body language complicate the communication process further.

  • 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.

  • 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 ?

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