Example sentences for: accents

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

  • Their mothers, who surrounded the field, terrified our mothers by abusing the referees in thick Slavic accents.

  • Modern designers such as Christian Lacroix and John Galliano--and especially Jean-Paul Gaultier--overthrew '60s ideology to reinstate the corset, using them as sexy accents in the early '90s.

  • 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.

  • As we shall see, McCarthy gets quite wild with his accents in the more extensive Spanish of his second novel.

  • As many of the British comedians either speak with thick North or West Country accents, mumble, talk too fast, or all three, it is sometimes difficult to understand what they (and their audiences) are on about.

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