Inflection in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Inflection

(grammar) A change in the form of a word that reflects a change in grammatical function. | A change in pitch or tone of voice. | (mathematics) A change in curvature from concave to convex or from convex to concave.

Short Example Sentence for Inflection

  • 1. What did her inflection reveal? 🔊
  • 2. There was a wistful inflection on the query. 🔊
  • 3. Everything depends on inflection of tone. 🔊
  • 4. There was a touching inflection in her tone. 🔊
  • 5. It had carried the inflection of a question. 🔊
  • 6. But what of the inflection of those monosyllabic words? 🔊
  • 7. The inflection was grimly and heavily sarcastic. 🔊
  • 8. This time his inflection showed that he had finished. 🔊
  • 9. This time the inflection is more positive and acrid. 🔊
  • 10. There was an inflection to that "now" which was disturbing. 🔊
  • 11. The inflection on the last word is always a rising one. 🔊
  • 12. Flora's rising inflection was a lament. 🔊
  • 13. This time there was a rising inflection on the last syllable. 🔊
  • 14. He had a monotonous inflection and rather chanted in a minor key than spoke. 🔊
  • 15. He remembered the words, the inflection of scorn in her tone. 🔊
  • 16. They had the rising inflection of a question; the last seemed to be a name. 🔊
  • 17. Her voice was quite steady, although its inflection betrayed some indignation. 🔊
  • 18. The inflection of the word "starved" must emphasize the grayness. 🔊
  • 19. Then the Prince laughed, and there was ironical inflection in his mirth. 🔊
  • 20. A certain inflection in the tone made Ellen shrink away instinctively. 🔊

How to use Inflection in Sentence?

  • 1. There was something in the inflection of his voice which very much touched her. 🔊
  • 2. Some one has called inflection a running commentary of the emotions upon the thought. 🔊
  • 3. Her voice showed that she was very tired, but her inflection was as cheerful as ever. 🔊
  • 4. His inflection checked her confidence, and they rode for a little way in silence. 🔊
  • 5. A lifting inflection suggested the speaker loved his words, reluctant to put a period to them. 🔊
  • 6. Quell ended his speech with so disagreeable an inflection that Arved was astonished. 🔊
  • 7. He paused on the rising inflection of his question, a calm, earnest challenge in his eyes. 🔊
  • 8. The same word, but, oh, the revelation which may lie in the inflection of that word! 🔊
  • 9. And of course, though Polly deserved her punishment his inflection was both rude and cruel. 🔊
  • 10. The call is a prolonged, raspy, staccato croak, sometimes with a rising inflection at the end. 🔊
  • 11. Mary knew from her inflection that she had asked something before and was not satisfied with the reply. 🔊
  • 12. All spoke to him with respect, but with an inflection of the voice which denoted that he was not one of us. 🔊
  • 13. Its tone was velvety in its richness, nor was there the least inflection of astonishment in its tone. 🔊
  • 14. Kate smiled at the astute mingling of sly fun and questioning implied in the gently rising inflection in this query. 🔊
  • 15. When he opened them again his face had softened; the words fell upon the silence with a heartrending inflection of misery. 🔊
  • 16. It was inconceivable how she could say darling without the loving inflection which alone gave the word its full meaning. 🔊
  • 17. Study the attitude of every interlocutor you face, by studying the inflection of his replies to the questions of life and death you propound. 🔊
  • 18. A subtle inflection of the voice made him almost start as he looked up, but the gray deep of her eyes was pure and unruffled. 🔊
  • 19. There was an inflection in his voice, an almost imperceptible note of severity, that set her heart throbbing with fear. 🔊
  • 20. Although Stent could not distinguish the words, now and then he caught an inflection that he recognised. 🔊