Example sentences for: intonation

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

  • 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.

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

  • But if he uses the grammer, vocabularly, and idiom of the standard English found in newspapers, books, magazines, and news bulletins, then all we notice about his speech is his accent--and possibly his intonation.

  • It is, too--remember the time when Tony is getting ready to call it quits with Melfi and she asks, in her protracted, oracular intonation: "What do you want to say to me?"

  • Cool has experienced a change of intonation in the 1990s, becoming nearly bisyllabic, but it has been widely used over diverse demographic terrain for most of the 20 th century, and it goes back as a term of admiration ("That's right [i.e.

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