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A manner of speaking in which declarative sentences are uttered with a rising intonation as though they were questions.
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(Linguistics) a style of speech in which every sentence ends with a rising tone, as if the speaker is always asking a question
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a rise in pitch at the end usu. of a declarative sentence, esp. if habitual: often represented in writing by a question mark as in Hi, I'm here to read the meter?
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