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  Definition of inflection
  1. the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
  2. a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
  3. deviation from a straight or normal course
  4. a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
Similar Words: prosody, modulation, flection, flexion, inflexion

 

Hyponyms: intonation, modulation, pitch contour, caesura, enjambment, enjambement, stress, emphasis, accent, rhythm, speech rhythm, conjugation, declension, paradigm

 

Derivational Morphology: tone, inflect, modulate

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: flexió   Croatian: fleksija  
Danish: bøjning   Dutch: verbuiging  
Finnish: taivutus   French: inflexion  
Icelandic: beyging   Italian: desinenza  
Polish: odmiana   Russian: склонение  
Spanish: flexión  
 
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