What is another word for accents?

Pronunciation: [ˈaksənts] (IPA)

Accents refer to the unique way a person pronounces words, depending on their geographic location. In English, accents vary according to country, region, or even down to the individual level. Some common synonyms for accents are dialects, inflections, nuances, pronunciations, and intonations. Dialects may refer to more distinct variations in language, often associated with social or cultural groups. Inflections and nuances, on the other hand, are more subtle differences in speech patterns. Pronunciations are the way words are enunciated, while intonations refer to the rise and fall of pitch in speech. Understanding these different synonyms can help individuals communicate more effectively in various social settings.

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What are the hypernyms for Accents?

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Usage examples for Accents

The characters move on a higher emotional plane; they express themselves in prolonged phrases and accents enlarged beyond the manner of speech, consequently they require more time and space.
"The Operatic Problem"
William Johnson Galloway
"My dear Mrs. Broon," said Kate, in her kindest accents, "it is just as I told you.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
A melodious woman's voice was heard whose touching accents seemed to quiet even these coarse fellows.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Accents

  • We hear foreign accents on CNN. It's crazy, it's wild, who knows, maybe they'll take you because you certainly don't fit in, in the American spectrum of news.
    Christiane Amanpour
  • I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want.
    Robert Carlyle
  • When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
    Gavin DeGraw
  • I like playing accents, and doing things like that, it was fun. It was fun.
    Albert Finney
  • She goes on the set with headphones and gives you notes. She's terrific and I always run to her now, because she is just great to work with, as well as very good at different accents.
    Albert Finney

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