intoned intoned  /ɪn ˈtoʊnd/


  • (adj) uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting



  1. intoned Schiffgens, the self-styled Raja of Germany.
  2. Solemnly Halsey intoned the oath, solemnly Glass intoned his response.
  3. The same throat a few days later intoned the death notice of the conference.


  1. Monday, July 1, 2013 8:00 am

    “And now for something completely different,” intoned the announcer on the 1970s BBC hit comedy show, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.”
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Pilot-Independent

  2. I wonder if they'll ask us back next year

    'Wake up,' intoned Natalie's voice, intruding upon my dreams.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette


  1. Referring to the 2001 instruction, Hitchens wrote: "The accusations, intoned Ratzinger, were only treatable within the church's own exclusive jurisdiction. Any sharing of the evidence with legal authorities or the press was utterly forbidden....
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Christopher Hitchens Source: The Australian

  2. Democratic senators, Chafee writes, "went down to the meetings at the White House and the Pentagon and came back to the chamber ready to salute. With wrinkled brows they gravely intoned that Saddam Hussein must be stopped. Stopped from what? They...
    on Jan 26, 2008 By: Lincoln Chafee Source: Providence Journal

  3. As an explanation of the piece's title, Liszt stated in a preface: "What else is our life but a series of preludes to that unknown Hymn, the first and solemn note of which is intoned by Death?"
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: Franz Liszt Source:

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