Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
intonation /,intou'neiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự ngâm nga
    • (ngôn ngữ học) ngữ điệu
    • (âm nhạc) âm điệu; âm chuẩn
Thesaurus Dictionary
accent, accentuation, speech or sound pattern, delivery, modulation, articulation, pronunciation, vocalization, pitch, tone, inflection:
You can tell the speaker's mood by his intonation.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [U, C] (phonetics) the rise and fall of the voice in speaking, especially as this affects the meaning of what is being said: intonation patterns + In English, some questions have a rising intonation. + Her voice was low with a faint regional intonation.
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2 [U] (music) the quality of playing or singing exactly in tune: The violin's intonation was poor.
Collocation Dictionary


falling, flat, rising
the rising intonation at the end of spoken questions
| foreign
He speaks excellent Spanish but with a distinctly foreign intonation.



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