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intonation

noun
     
Related topics: Linguistics
in‧to‧na‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable]SL the way in which the level of your voice changes in order to add meaning to what you are saying, for example by going up at the end of a question:
intonation patterns
2 [uncountable]RR technical the playing or singing of correct musical notes

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