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Definition 1: the patterns of stress and intonation in a language - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for inflection in the sense of this definition

(inflection is a kind of ...) your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

"his manner of speaking was quite abrupt" "her speech was barren of southernisms" "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

(... is a kind of inflection ) rise and fall of the voice pitch

(... is a kind of inflection ) a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line

(... is a kind of inflection ) the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause

(... is a kind of inflection ) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

"he put the stress on the wrong syllable"

(... is a kind of inflection ) the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements

"the rhythm of Frost's poetry"

Definition 2: a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for inflection in the sense of this definition

(inflection is a kind of ...) your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

"his manner of speaking was quite abrupt" "her speech was barren of southernisms" "I detected a slight accent in his speech"

Definition 3: deviation from a straight or normal course - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for inflection in the sense of this definition

(inflection is a kind of ...) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

"the deviation from the mean"

Definition 4: a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for inflection in the sense of this definition

(inflection is a kind of ...) a linguistic relation established by grammar

(... is a kind of inflection ) the inflection of verbs

(... is a kind of inflection ) the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages

(... is a kind of inflection ) systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

(... is a kind of inflection ) the act of pluralizing or attributing plurality to

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