Intonation

Voice Intonation is a variation in spoken pitch which is used to express a range of different emotions and attitudes of the speaker. So by changing the pitch we affect the meaning of communication.

Saying the same word (or words) but with a different intonation could imply or suggest very different meanings such as;
curiosity, anger, love, boredom, appreciation, discomfort, sarcastic, surprise, shock, disbelief, joy, interest, not happy, interrogation, sad, nervous, frightened etc.

There are several expressions and patterns linked to intonation. These are;

  • Rising
  • Falling
  • Rising-falling
  • Falling-rising
  • High
  • Low
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