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 Dictionary entry overview: What does manner of speaking mean? 

  The noun MANNER OF SPEAKING has 1 sense:

1. your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

  Familiarity information: MANNER OF SPEAKING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1manner of speaking [BACK TO TOP]


Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


manner of speaking; delivery; speech

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("manner of speaking" is a kind of...):

expressive style; style (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "manner of speaking"):

address (the manner of speaking to another individual)

catch (a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion))

tongue (a manner of speaking)

shibboleth (a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people)

tone; tone of voice (the quality of a person's voice)

elocution (an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture)

inflection; prosody (the patterns of stress and intonation in a language)

inflection; modulation (a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified)

Holonyms ("manner of speaking" is a part of...):

paralanguage; paralinguistic communication (the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings)

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