Definition of Manner of speaking
1. Noun. Your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally. "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style
Specialized synonyms: Address, Catch, Tongue, Shibboleth, Tone, Tone Of Voice, Elocution, Inflection, Prosody, Inflection, Modulation
Group relationships: Paralanguage, Paralinguistic Communication
Derivative terms: Deliver
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Literary usage of Manner of speaking
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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"It is obvious that he cannot, without ascertaining the manner of speaking which is most familiar to his intended audience, make sure of fulfilling the ..."
2. The History of the Virginia Federal Convention of 1788 by Hugh Blair Grigsby (1890)
"We have spoken of his mode of debate; and it is fit that we should say something of his manner of speaking. It should seem improbable that a man of good ..."
3. Lex Parliamentaria Americana: Elements of the Law and Practice of by Luther Stearns Cushing (1874)
"As TO THE manner of speaking TO THE QUESTION. 1634. In regard to the question itself, there can seldom be any difficulty in applying the rule as to ..."
4. The Religious Instruction of the Negroes in the United States by Charles Colcock Jones (1842)
"The manner of speaking and acting in relation to the Civil Condition nf the Negroes. As ministers or missionaries to the Negroes, in the discharge of our ..."
5. The Englishwoman in Russia: Impressions of the Society and Manners of the by A lady (1855)
"... from the Americans—The lower classes—Losses of the Russians—Disagreeable remarks—Their manner of speaking of the French—Political ideas—The Americans in ..."