HyperDic: inflection

English > 4 senses of the word inflection:
NOUNrelationinflection, inflexiona change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
communicationinflection, prosodythe patterns of stress and intonation in a language
eventinflection, flection, flexiondeviation from a straight or normal course
communicationinflection, modulationa manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
inflection > pronunciation
Soundsihnfleh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > inflection: 4 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function.
Synonyminflexion
NarrowerconjugationThe inflection of verbs
declensionThe inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
paradigmSystematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
pluralization, pluralisationThe act of pluralizing or attributing plurality to
Broadergrammatical relationA linguistic relation established by grammar
Spanishaccidente, flexión, inflexión
Catalanaccident, flexió, inflexió
Adjectivesinflectionalcharacterized by inflections indicating grammatical distinctions
Verbsinflectchange the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
English > inflection: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe patterns of stress and intonation in a language.
Synonymprosody
NarrowercaesuraA break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line
enjambment, enjambementThe continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
intonation, modulation, pitch contourRise and fall of the voice pitch
rhythm, speech rhythmThe arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
stress, emphasis, accentThe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
Broadermanner of speaking, speech, deliveryYour characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
Spanishprosodia
Catalanprosòdia
Verbsinflectvary the pitch of one's speech
English > inflection: 4 senses > noun 3, event
Meaningdeviation from a straight or normal course.
Synonymsflection, flexion
Broaderdeviation, divergence, departure, differenceA variation that deviates from the standard or norm
Spanishinflexión
English > inflection: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified.
Synonymmodulation
Broadermanner of speaking, speech, deliveryYour characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
Spanishinflexión
Verbsinflectvary the pitch of one's speech

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