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Definition of Diction


  1. Choice of words for the expression of ideas; the construction, disposition, and application of words in discourse, with regard to clearness, accuracy, variety, etc.; mode of expression; language; as, the diction of Chaucer's poems.

Diction Quotations

The idea of 'talking white,' a lot of people grew up around that, just the idea that if you speak with proper diction and come off as educated that it's not black and that it's actually anti-black and should be considered only something that white people would do.
Chance The Rapper

This dark diction has become America's addiction.
Kanye West

An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego.
Alec Guinness

English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
Vivien Leigh

Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter.
Peter De Vries
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Diction Translations

diction in French is diction
diction in German is Diktion

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