Translation of diction in Spanish:

diction

dicción, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈdɪkʃ(ə)n//ˈdɪkʃ(ə)n/

noun

  • 1

    (clarity of speech)
    dicción feminine
    she has very good/poor diction tiene muy buena/mala dicción
    • Worshippers are encouraged to be careful about diction, stay in tune, sing exact note values, and avoid forcing the sound.
    • The children's choir sang with freshness of tone, clarity of diction and did not appear fazed by the dissonances that surrounded their vocal line at times.
    • Grant pronounced each word slowly, with careful diction, as if Eric were a simpleton.
    • She emphasised diction and clarity of speech and Una recalls students emerged from a multi-cultural education talking as if they had been to RADA.
    • ‘Listening to Nat Cole prompted me to sing sentimental songs with distinct diction,’ he said at Blueberry Hill.
    • The judges chose them for the expression in their voices, excellent diction and the range of dynamics expressed in their music.
    • Of course, applied voice teachers around the world have used the IPA for decades to teach singing diction.
    • We take it as a given that television and radio announcers usually are more careful and precise in their diction than is the man on the street.
    • How did he achieve such excellence, such vivid diction, such lovely phrasing, such expressiveness?
    • I assigned a language coach to work on accent and diction, and took it upon myself to work on meaning, phrasing, and effect.
    • When we talked about this, Katherine's southern accent became pronounced in both her diction and her drawl.
    • Soprano Juliane Banse's fruity voice is neither childish nor stereotypically innocent, but her diction and sensitivity to words are exquisite.
    • Ensemble is well polished, they take great care with words and diction, and frequent soli from the choir move in and out with ease.
    • As James, Mark Caven gives an honest and believable performance with clear diction and a consistent accent.
    • Your delivery, intonation, diction and fluency are all wrong, and you remind me of someone who hangs about on street corners, opening your jacket and trying to sell people things.
    • His diction is amazingly clear and even when he sings, every word is audible.
    • It still needs to work on its diction and intonation, which can dip badly in quiet passages.
    • My already considerable admiration for Ms Olibert would have grown had she written on the problems associated with improper enunciation and diction.
    • It has been my observation that most of the broadcasts are presented at machine gun rate, with almost incomprehensible diction and enunciation.
    • It's frankly ridiculous to suggest that, even with perfect articulation and diction, the singers' words will all be intelligible.
  • 2

    Literature
    lenguaje masculine
    • It's an exemplary piece of practical criticism: Ricks teases out Larkin's dense and careful diction, plots the play of syntax against metre, unweaves the rhymes.
    • Born in 1934 in deepest Carmarthenshire, she spoke Welsh and French before landing elegantly on English, a progress that perhaps explains the alien perfection of her diction.
    • Instead of poetic diction, we have expository prose.
    • Both he and Frost advocated the use of natural diction, and of colloquial speech rhythms in metrical verse.
    • Laurens attempts to give the story a mythic dimension by using heightened diction that employs cascading images, inverted word order and endless puns.
    • Should Bible translators be concerned about such things as the diction, rhythm, exaltation and beauty of the language that they use to represent God's word?
    • What were the minute, intricate, internal connections of diction and usage and metaphor?
    • But the grasp she had on the written word, on the inner springs and impulses of the language, made grammar and syntax and diction resemble the laws of physics.
    • Shakespeare imposed no exclusive criteria upon his vocabulary and erected no shibboleth of purity of diction, such as was to hamstring Continental theatre for centuries.
    • But Pinsky's more fully developed critique is of an emerging poetic diction susceptible to a too easy appropriation.
    • He studied poets such as Shelley, Browning and Wordsworth diligently and imitated their style and diction.
    • And later, these men and women had to do a minute analysis of one another's diction, style, language, and so on.
    • Horace certainly employs metaphors, but metonymy is by far the more common trait in his poetry and brings his use of language closer to a vernacular diction.
    • Addressing her fifth and last difficulty, Homer's diction, Dacier's tone, vocabulary, and attitude instantly change.
    • ‘Prose is struggling a bit to find a style and diction,’ he says.
    • While there is much to praise on the whole about Shepherd's language, his diction is elevated to such a level at times that it can feel stilted or in conflict with the subject matter.
    • Its flowery and elevated diction, however, deny the characters speech that approximates dialogue between real people.
    • It is true that imagination is in short supply among preachers; our language and diction are impoverished by our lack of imagination.
    • This question of register or diction, is, however, a choice that every translator makes for him or herself.