Meaning of pre-intone in English:

pre-intone

Pronunciation /ˌpriːɪnˈtəʊn/

verb

Christian Church
  • 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.