Diction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɪkʃn|  American pronunciation of the word diction
Brit.  |ˈdɪkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word diction


- the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience (syn: enunciation)
- the manner in which something is expressed in words (syn: phraseology, phrasing, verbiage, wording)


The actor's diction was so poor I could hardly understand what he was saying.

The student's essay was full of careless diction.

No one is better than Didion at using flatness of affect and formality of diction to convey seething anger and disdain.

Their diction and their spelling, and the fearful atrocities were expressed in the letter.

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