Definition of uninflected in English:


Line breaks: un|inflect¦ed
Pronunciation: /ʌnɪnˈflɛktɪd


  • 1 Grammar (Of a word or a language) not undergoing changes to express particular grammatical functions or attributes: English is largely uninflected
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    • That's something you can't do in an uninflected language like English.
    • Eventually, Misa corrected herself and stopped using uninflected verbs in the [I'm + X] pattern.
    • The call-and-response dynamic in this scene allows discrete space for dialect and uninflected speech, but clearly emphasizes the mingling of the two voices in a communal speech act.
  • 2Not varying in intonation or pitch: her voice was flat and uninflected
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    • The bloody sergeant's report is delivered by Dan Moran on his back in a kind of machine-made monotone so uninflected that the ear refuses to digest it.
    • Well, let me tell ya, there isn't anything quite like hearing that robot talk in its flat uninflected voice to wake me from my melancholy disposition.
    • But Julie, in her uninflected implacability, belongs less to Hitchcock than to Robert Bresson, the great French minimalist.

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