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Inflection meaning

inflection - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected.
  2. 2. A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist.
  3. 3. A slide, modulation, or accent of the voice; as, the rising and the falling inflection.
  4. 4. The variation or change which words undergo to mark case, gender, number, comparison, tense, person, mood, voice, etc.
  5. 5. Any change or modification in the pitch or tone of the voice.
  6. 6. A departure from the monotone, or reciting note, in chanting.
  7. 7. Same as Diffraction.

inflection - examples of usage

  1. He involuntarily gave his words the questioning inflection. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. Yet Margaret Annesley was not quite right; for he had learned to hear what Carlin heard: From far away very faint, curiously thin tones came to him; always repeating one word, with an upward inflection, like a question. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. She put it in the form of a statement, but the rising inflection indicated the interrogative. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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