Example sentences for: accents

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

  • ...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.

  • 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.

  • Fiction director Quentin Tarantino, debuting as a Broadway actor opposite Marisa Tomei, "should be humiliated" by his performance (Vincent Canby, the New York Times ). His faults are said to range from the small (he can't render accents) to the large (he exhibits the "charisma of a week-old head of lettuce," says the New York Daily News ' Fintan O'Toole).

  • The silly accents, the comical food, the inadequate TV shows--it must be foreigners.

  • Last week, the Daily Telegraph reported that HarperCollins had finished recording an audio version of the novel, using the voice of British actress Diana Quick, who, though she had been chosen because her British accent would not "distract" listeners, was "directed to imitate Indian accents for some dialogue."

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