Definition of pre-intone in English:

pre-intone

verb

Christian Church
  • with object To intone quietly (the opening of a tune, chant, etc.) prior to the officiant intoning aloud.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From pre- + intone, in quots. 1853, 1853 after Italian preintuonare.

Pronunciation

pre-intone

/ˌpriːɪnˈtəʊn/