Example sentences for: accents

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

  • Rhotic accents retain the /r/.

  • 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.

  • It must also be said that the 20th century more than any earlier time has seen the accumulation of a more detailed documentation of life, as anyone knows from the plethora of scratchy, saccadic, often soundless images thrown on our television screens: a series on American gangsters, for instance, repeats radio broadcasts of the 1920s and 30s, bringing to us vividly not only the pictorial images of the day when, to modern youth, everyone wore black and white clothing and makeup but the words and accents of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Huey Long, Walter Winchell, and others who epitomize the era.

  • Diacritical marks can be broken down into two types: accents, which affect, roughly speaking, pronunciation only; and umlauts, which affect spelling as well as pronunciation.

  • "All my answers have Peter Lorre accents."

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