In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- But the voice that echoed from the machine wasn't Tommi's - it was the clipped tones of Matt's mother.
- He has a cheery, vaguely working class accent rather than Bond's clipped, public schoolboy tones.
- Eden, who was used to the clipped speech of her birthplace, was fascinated and amused.
- Martin's mother-in-law had one of those professional telephone voices, all nasally tones and clipped sentences.
- He had grown fairly adept at imitating Jimjim's clipped speech.
- ‘I am certain, sir,’ he said in a clipped tone, his sea-green aura streaked with red.
- Iselle's speech, normally clipped, now dripped like acid in the air.
- Alris' clipped tone made Eric look up; her manner didn't seem ruffled in the slightest, while his world was in chaos.
- Puzzled anger at the sudden uproar crossed Henry's face, but his wife spoke first in clipped tones.
- What is interesting about Mullova here is her opening notes in the Bartók, which have an almost clipped sound.
- Jake was not part of the conversation and answered questions with short clipped answers.
- From the clipped liquid sounds it spoke I'd guess it had gotten little more than half the sounds I'd spoken.
- Coward himself gives a rather humourless performance as the Captain, hampering the characterisation with his clipped and affected speech delivery.
- The last time I saw him, he talked in short, clipped tones.
- She folded her arms across her chest and responded in a sharp and clipped tone, her voice resonating across the mall.
- ‘And I don't expect you will,’ the manager said in a clipped tone.
- His voice took on a clipped, authoritative tone.
- It was a short, clipped sound, but at least it was there.
- A big problem faced by business, declared Browne in his clipped English tones, was the creation of ‘pseudo markets’ by governments.
- His clipped tones could have put the message through, but his unsmiling face made it clearer: she wasn't wanted.
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