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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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Kulonen's supposition, the argument that carries more weight could indicate that in case of verbs, the 1P and 2P inflections were originally there but the 3P had no inflection, as referred to also by U.
With natural emotion and tasteful inflections, his voice soared to the rafters.
Combined, the inflection data from the Market, and the inflection data from the individual security, should provide adequate guide in establishing strategy.
According to the Inflection Impact Index, inflections will surround and engulf television, resulting in the broadest and deepest effects on the consumer Internet economy.
Underneath its redesigned exterior are several new features, including the ability to find and display inflections and conjugate verbs.
By entering verbs and verbal phrases, users can locate the correct translation or scroll through different verbal inflections listed according to tense and person by pressing the arrow keys.
Gallagher has a way of bringing teenage girls to life in this semi-voiced reading, and she does a fine job with bored inflections.
Their inflections support each character's unique personality and interaction at home and at school.
Gardner's voice has all the necessary smarmy intonations and inflections that characterize stereotypical Hollywood executives and agents.
Fox has the young voice of an upper class British schoolgirl, with dramatic inflections that young listeners will love.
McGann captures the vocal inflections of each character with ease in this delightful story about an underdog known as "Dazzer" (Danny) and Chris, the young man who befriends him.
Using the musical inflections of Indian speech in his semi-voiced narration, Woodman, who has a pleasantly modulated and expressive delivery, tells the unique and astonishing story of Pi Patel, a Toronto resident who has undergone an unbelievable ordeal.