Can magic mouth convey as a message a song (or at least something that resembles one)?

Its description states "...and recites the message in your voice and at the same volume you spoke".

A message that could be written as "nà, nananà, nà, nà, nà" could be "spoken" using appropriate volumes and tones for the individual words — that would be a melody. I mean, speech is a more complex thing than just "volume", since there is also the voice tone that varies frequencies.


[A] magical mouth appears on the object and recites the message in your voice and at the same volume you spoke. If the object you chose has a mouth or something that looks like a mouth (for example, the mouth of a statue), the magical mouth appears there so that the words appear to come from the object’s mouth. When you cast this spell, you can have the spell end after it delivers its message, or it can remain and repeat its message whenever the trigger occurs.

So, if the caster sings the original message (25 words or less, over 10 minutes or less) then the spell will sing the message when it activates. Because the spell explicitly reproduces the message as the caster spoke it. If that message was delivered by Beyonce to "all the single ladies" then that's what the recipient would hear.

  • \$\begingroup\$ .. just no music or wild, awesome dancing \$\endgroup\$ Feb 15 '18 at 16:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JPChapleau - If you start to dance while holding the object, that may count as the mouth dancing. :-) \$\endgroup\$
    – T.E.D.
    Feb 15 '18 at 19:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ I kind of immediately imagined a magic mouth that sings the first couple lines of "Raindrops keep falling on my head" when the statue it's cast on gets wet. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 15 '18 at 20:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ This spell favors Germans who use longer compound words. How discriminatory! \$\endgroup\$
    – corsiKa
    Feb 15 '18 at 20:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ @mattdm but wait now I want to know the results of what you discovered EDIT: I'm learning Ithkuil for efficiency in my Magic Mouth spellcasting from now on. newyorker.com/magazine/2012/12/24/utopian-for-beginners \$\endgroup\$
    – phroureo
    Feb 15 '18 at 20:48

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