Difference between Chanting and Intonation

What is the difference between Chanting and Intonation?

Chanting as a noun is action of the verb to chant. while Intonation as a noun is the act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: Action of the verb to chant.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To sing, especially without instruments, and as applied to monophonic and pre-modern music.

Example sentence: When I wrote the song, I had the sea near Bombay in mind. We stayed at a hotel by the sea, and the fishermen come up at five in the morning and they were all chanting. And we went on the beach and we got chased by a mad dog - big as a donkey.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false.Reciting in a musical prolonged tone; intonating or singing of the opening phrase of a plain-chant, psalm, or canticle by a single voice, as of a priest.A thundering; thunder.

Example sentence: I just wanted to show people - maybe I'm wrong - that I can still really sing. I can sing better than I ever have before. My intonation is way better, my timing, my phrasing - there's a lot more expression; I feel it's a more lived-in, soulful voice.

We hope you now know whether to use Chanting or Intonation in your sentence.

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