Example sentences for: accent

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

  • And, in 1989, John Honey, an English professor and phonetics expert, wrote Does Accent Matter? [rev. XVI,1,10] in which he champions the cause of teaching the Queen's English (RP, or received pronunciation) in order to achieve social and economic equality for those who are passed over in the job market because of unacceptable regional accents, such as the nasal twangs and glottal stops of Cockey, Liverpudlian, and Glaswegian.

  • When one such officer inspected the cadets at a public school (Lancing) in 1919, the sixteen-year-old Evelyn Waugh helped to organize the dropping of rifles as a demonstration against the man's accent.

  • He spoke in an engaging nebbishy Bronx-Jewish accent that was always a shock to hear--like the voice of the unmasked Wizard of Oz, it didn't belong.

  • *Know, like, thyself* The WP reports that in her book, Monica Lewinsky derides Linda Tripp's accent and her "lumpy figure."

  • Canarian bananas provided the stock for those of the Carribbean, and in spoken accent and musical rhythms the Canaries lie halfway between Spain and South America.


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