accentless

accentless

(ˈæksəntlɪs)
adj
having no accent
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She went to school speaking not a word of English, a small Puerto Rican girl scared out of her wits, and learned fast: learned accentless English in record time, the sweet cadence of her mother's open-voweled words ironed out of her vocabulary, the edges flattened down, made crisp, the curls and flourishes removed.
If you are American and happen to speak fluent, accentless French you might get off with just a brief lecture...."
In contrast to the starring roles of working-class characters in the Betty Boop cartoons, Nic Sammond has pointed out the decidedly villainous nature of the working-class world as portrayed in Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1940).(50) Pleasure Island, where Pinocchio is turned into a jackass, is full of beer-swilling, pool-playing boys, who seem to have nothing better to do, have no jobs, and don't speak Pinocchio's accentless English (much like the crowded quarters of New York's immigrant neighborhoods).
Language also becomes a way for Yolanda to remind herself of her difference among the "natives." When she meets Rudy's parents on the last day in college, they "complimented [her] on [her] 'accentless' English and observed that [her] parents must be so proud of [her]," but they speak to her "too slowly" as if she "wouldn't understand native speakers" (100).
"`Lama chic' Westerners don't go for young Tibetans like us with long hair and jeans," says someone else almost derisively in accentless English.
Later this same figure of the accent-less Asian English-speaker reappears not as an ideal model but as a textual trick: when an accentless female voice answers the phone at the apartment of the Li family's disinherited only son Winston, Mrs.
But all too often The Quick (which also included Jennifer Clark and Ray Eliot Schwartz) suffered from the kind of monochromatic, accentless looping that is more interesting to perform than to watch.
I don't seem the type and that is why I get away with it" Actress Rosamund Pike, above "Received pronunciation or accentless accent is on the wane.
But while he strove to become accentless, his looks earmarked him for the top drawer.
I spoke to three backroom people on Sunday morning, all of whom had accentless BBC voices followed, of course, by an Australian.
It was not unusual for Lorca's manuscripts--even those he submitted for publication--to contain misspelled words, faulty punctuation, accentless syllables, coffee and tobacco stains (which he sometimes ringed with tiny drawings), in short, as Prados described it in a panic-stricken letter to Jorge Guill[acute{e}n, "twenty thousand unknown and indecipherable muddles [ldots] I didn't count on this when I brought his papers with me.
She deigned to speak - clear as a bell, accentless and articulate and by the end of her first sentence, my hate was so complete and worryingly white-hot I had to sit on my hands for fear of double-slapping her perfect Teflon face and triumphantly shouting 'There, that's made a nice mess of your Helena Rubenstein, hasn't it, lady?'