Example sentences for: accents

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

  • Even though I consider Northumberland and the Scottish Borders to be home, technically I am still a Yorkshireman, and, having been raised in that county of virtually unshakable local accents, it was natural that my tongue would give me away and that I would be called a Yorkie when living in Northumberland.

  • 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.

  • ...the tendency, which now pervades the whole of our society, for us to attach to particular accents certain generalized assumptions about the values and attributes considered typical of certain social groups.

  • 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.

  • Rhotic accents retain the /r/.

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