Translation of intonation in Spanish:

intonation

Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈneɪʃən/

n

uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable
  • [Linguistics/Lingüística] [Music/Música] entonación (feminine)
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    • Chinese is a tonal language: words are differentiated not just by sounds but by whether the intonation is rising or falling.
    • Yeah, it's not a question, but rising intonation makes it one.
    • Her intonation is rising throughout, partly due to the presence of so many questions and exclamations, but also because the lines follow on each other so rapidly.
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    • Her voice is annoyingly reedy, with a fast vibrato and intonation slightly under pitch.
    • Such features as pitch or intonation, rhythm and tone are the first elements to be distinguishable.
    • Textural clarity requires rhythmic precision, knowing the important line at any point in the score, dead-on intonation, and the ability to sing lightly and incisively at the same time.

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