TEM4 IELTS TOEFL
来自PIE*deik, 指出，说话，词源同digit, predict,teacher.
- diction (n.)
- 1540s, "a word;" 1580s, "expression of ideas in words," from Late Latin dictionem (nominative dictio) "a saying, expression, word," noun of action from dic-, past participle stem of Latin dicere "speak, tell, say" (source of French dire "to say"), related to dicare "proclaim, dedicate," from PIE root *deik- "to point out" (cognates: Sanskrit dic- "point out, show," Greek deiknynai "to prove," Latin digitus "finger," Old High German zeigon, German zeigen "to show," Old English teon "to accuse," tæcan "to teach").
- 1. Clear diction is important.
- 2. Don't conceal the poverty of thought by the eccentric diction.
- 3. His diction is noted for its freshness and vividness.
- 4. Actors need training in diction.
- 5. Bad diction marred the effectiveness of his speech.
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