Oxford accent


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Oxford accent

n
(Phonetics & Phonology) the accent associated with Oxford English
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He spoke with an extreme Oxford accent, and when he was talking well, his face sometimes wore the rapt expression of a very emotional man listening to music.
For them, it's no longer the clipped Oxford accent but American- inspired slang that carries cachet.
I can still hear his plummy Oxford accent and, when he spoke of an "alien menace", I realised that he was talking about me and my family - my dad, who was an unemployed tailor, and my uncle Wolfie, who joined the army aged 14 and went on to win a Military Medal.
Caption(s): Stylecraft's Oxford accent table / Black lacquer vase with Capiz shell inlay.
Unfortunately,answering in his best Oxford accent (well,he hails from Wirral),he replied that he was visiting a particular well-known company and daringly added: ``And please don't call me mate.
It was so amazingly just like my life, although the story was changed a little to make Sam a vicar's daughter, to make up for my slightly Oxford accent.
The most optimistic immigrants hoped for an Oxford accent.
I AM a Highlander, but I can't think of anything more boring than Highland Games with their monotonous dancing, piping, third-rate athletics and the sorry proceedings presided over by clan chiefs with Oxford accents.