Synonyms of 'inflection'
1 intonationDictionary, stress, emphasis
His voice was devoid of inflection.
His voice had a very slight German intonation.
the misplaced stress on the first syllable
The emphasis is on the first syllable of the word.
the rhythm and rhyme inherent in nursery rhymes
He recognised the Polish cadences in her voice.
2 conjugationDictionary, declension
At around 2 years, the child adds many grammatical inflections.
3 bendDictionary, angle, bow
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An angle is the shape that is created where two lines or surfaces join together.
brackets to adjust the steering wheel's angle
An arc is a smoothly curving line or movement.
The 71 offices are spread out in an arc around London.
Thesaurus for inflection from the Collins English Thesaurus
An inflection in someone's voice is a change in its tone or pitch as they are speaking .