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inflection

noun accent, accentuation, cadence, expression, intonation, modulation, pitch, stress, tone, voice change
Associated concepts: demeanor of a witness, polygraph test
See also: intonation, stress
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If I wrote of personal love or sorrow in free verse, or in any rhythm that left it unchanged, amid all its accidence, I would be full of self-contempt because of my egotism and indiscretion.
Sponsorship, exposure and visibility by the mentor facilitate the protege's accidence into a position where he/she can emerge as a charismatic leader.
With the thought of the chanciness, of the accidence of the fall.
The chapter on the Founding implies that the contents of the Bill of Rights were defined less by the theoretical coherence of its authors' analysis of fights than by the incidence, even accidence of specific grievances, either immediate or remembered.
In similar vein, with medieval understandings of predication and accidence in mind, it is contended that `Chaucer's readers must determine and then choose between accidental and essential selves for the Canterbury pilgrims' (p.
My own concentration here, by contrast, is on the accidence of the verb "share.
By November of this year, his seventeenth birthday, then, Sidney had had every opportunity to learn the grammar and accidence of exploration.
In an attempt to address the duration of the heat episodes, we used the heat wave duration index [a binary variable indicating accidence of the normal daily maximum temperatures by 5[degree]C for > 5 consecutive days (Frich et al.