Example sentences for: diction

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

  • Why else would this famously settled director pick both a mainland Chinese cinematographer (who reportedly came with a team of translators) and a different kind of lead actor--one who wouldn't mimic Allen's diction like Mia Farrow in Purple Rose and Kenneth Branagh in Celebrity ?

  • Elaborate taxonomies and obscure explanations such as mispronunciation due to ignorance, malapropisms based on both ignorance and misunderstanding, and, for the dictated word, the technological dyslexia of typographical errors and poor grasp of the diction of the dictators of medical histories may be suggested.

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

  • More subtle effects were introduced through Communist diction.

  • 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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