Example sentences for: diction

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

  • More subtle effects were introduced through Communist diction.

  • It's a bedroom voice, menacing but seductive, with over-deliberate diction that implies, "I'm so powerful, so coiled, so masculine that I have to modulate my tone--or else."

  • Taking page 17 again, I was reminded that Giles is rather given to semi-serious poetic diction at times, and we find him referring to the presence of water in the Finke River as “the stream purling over its stony floor” or, quoting some bygone poet, “brightly the brook through the green leaflets, giddy with joyousness, dances along.”

  • The pelado was a verbal artist who, according to Samuel Ramos, “has created a dialect of his own, a diction which abounds in ordinary words, but he gives these words a new meaning.

  • It may be true that Boswell's formal, highly generalized diction, quite possibly encouraged by Malone, is no longer to our taste, that is, not the diction of twentieth-century biographers; but if so, so much the worse for 20th-century readers of biography.


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