how to pronounce diction


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the above transcription of diction is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

diction is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of diction pronunciation

An example use of diction in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… countdown the girl in diction Warner I …”

meanings of diction


  1. Choice and use of words, especially with regard to effective communication.
  2. The effectiveness and degree of clarity of word choice and expression.

diction frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word diction occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics diction can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that diction can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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