With the spoken word, we use our tone, inflection and volume to question, exclaim and convey our feelings.
And that truth encapsulates the inflection point now upon us.
Are you going to applaud every interpretation or inflection?
I remember speaking with Taliban mullahs: black beards, white turbans, Arabic inflection to their Pashto.
In each role he seemed to be behaving, not acting; every gesture and inflection was instinctive.
"Leave him alone," ordered James with an inflection of command in his voice.
The forger repeated the words with an inflection that was gloating.
The sound of this inflection is sometimes changed to eesh, oosh, or aush.
He spoke in a deep bass rumble, without emotion or inflection.
Though he often gave a soft Italian inflection to the harsh German syllables, she grasped his meaning quite literally.
inflection in·flec·tion (ĭn-flěk'shən)
An inward bending.
A change in the form of a word to reflect different grammatical functions of the word in a sentence. English has lost most of its inflections. Those that remain are chiefly possessive ('s), as in “the boy's hat”; plural (-s), as in “the three girls”; and past tense (-d or -ed), as in cared. Other inflections are found in pronouns — as in he, him, his — and in irregular words such as think/thought, child/children, and mouse/mice.