1. [syn: chantlike, intoned, singsong]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Intone \In*tone"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intoned; p. pr. & vb.
n. Intoning.] [LL. intonare, intonatum; pref. in- in + L.
tonus tone. See Tone and cf. Entune, Intonate.]
1. To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to
chant; as, to intone the church service.
2. To speak with a distinctive or unusual tone in the voice,
or in a monotone; as, the professor intoned his lectures
as though by rote.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting;
"their chantlike intoned prayers"; "a singsong manner of
speaking" [syn: chantlike, intoned, singsong]