Definition of diction in English:


Syllabification: dic·tion
Pronunciation: /ˈdikSHən


  • 2The style of enunciation in speaking or singing: she began imitating his careful diction
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    • Worshippers are encouraged to be careful about diction, stay in tune, sing exact note values, and avoid forcing the sound.
    • Of course, applied voice teachers around the world have used the IPA for decades to teach singing diction.
    • My already considerable admiration for Ms Olibert would have grown had she written on the problems associated with improper enunciation and diction.
    enunciation, articulation, elocution, locution, pronunciation, speech, intonation, inflection; delivery


mid 16th century (denoting a word or phrase): from Latin dictio(n-), from dicere 'to say'.

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