Example sentences for: diction

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

  • The over-deliberate diction lets you know that he knows the line is a cliché but that he thinks it's entertaining anyway.

  • The script, a bare-bones affair with amusingly movieish period diction ("What manner of instruments are these?"

  • Any discussion of what constitutes style must encompass tributaries as diverse as the lavatory humor found in Gargantua & Pantagruel and the exquisite diction presiding over Belinda's toilette in The Rape of the Lock .

  • Elsewhere, Anderson uses Mamet actors and Mamety diction, but he's the Anti-Mamet.

  • More subtle effects were introduced through Communist diction.

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