manner of speaking
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|Noun||1.||manner of speaking - your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"|
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
address - the manner of speaking to another individual; "he failed in his manner of address to the captain"
catch - a break or check in the voice (usually a sign of strong emotion)
paralanguage, paralinguistic communication - the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
tongue - a manner of speaking; "he spoke with a thick tongue"; "she has a glib tongue"
shibboleth - a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people
tone, tone of voice - the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"
elocution - an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture