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a broad accent (=way of speaking) is very noticeable and typical of the area you come from, and may be difficult to understand
a strong local accent (=way of speaking), especially an Irish or Scottish accent
British someone with a cut-glass accent speaks in a way that is typical of people from the highest social class
the skill of speaking clearly and with an accent that is considered correct
British a way of speaking that many people from London and southeastern England have. It combines some features of standard English with others that are typical of London and areas around the Thames estuary, for example using a glottal stop for the ‘t’ sound.
used for describing an accent in which the speaker pronounces the letter ‘r’ after a vowel, as most American and Scottish speakers do. In this dictionary the ‘r’ in a rhotic accent is shown in brackets.
a thick accent shows very clearly that the speaker comes from a particular place because of the way their words sound
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