—v.t. 1. to utter with a particular tone or voice modulation.
2. to give tone or variety of tone to; vocalize.
3. to utter in a singing voice (the first tones of a section in a liturgical service).
4. to recite or chant in monotone.
—v.i. 1. to speak or recite in a singing voice, esp. in monotone; chant.
2. Music.to produce a tone, or a particular series of tones, like a scale, esp. with the voice.