Example sentences for: accent

How can you use “accent” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Honey explains the distinction between dialiect and accent :

  • [In the Second World War] the public-school-educated actor Dirk Bogarde (born in 1921) claims that in that war the sole reason for his promotion from the ranks to officer status was his accent.

  • (In the latter, his deep voice sounded great with a German accent, at once oily and metallic.)

  • The French treasures are also somewhat mutilated, queue [XXII,1] is feminine not masculine: tirer le diable par la queue; appuyer sur le champignon means to step on the gas, le champignon being the slang term for accelerator; in vivre comme un coq en pâte there is no acute accent on the e; it is une [not un ] autre paire de manches that the French use for something that is entirely different.

  • But that is not the burden: "And if he improves by degrees his bodily accommodations and comforts--at each stage, at each accent there are waiting for him a fresh set of annoyances--he is mortal and there is still a heaven with its stars above his head."

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