The diction is simple, the humor is soft and his subjects deal with the relatable details of daily life.
There was a British woman with a mike who sounded smarter than everyone else, due to her Oxford diction.
The prime minister has also reportedly paid for diction lessons to smooth out her rough Neapolitan accent.
This is yet another masterpiece, even though the tone and diction are all wrong, and the proportions totally off.
Style and diction in their supreme elation suit the lofty fervor of the sentiment.
It is needless to expatiate on its poetic merit or felicity of diction.
The third striking element in the diction of Heliodorus is the rhetorical.
These ten lines are a fair specimen of the diction of the entire volume.
In diction worthy of the Augustan age, he presents us with no images that are not familiar to his countrymen.
My style is too finished, you understand, my diction too perfect.
1540s, "a word;" 1580s, "expression of ideas in words," from Late Latin dictionem (nominative dictio) "a saying, expression, word," noun of action from dic-, past participle stem of Latin dicere "speak, tell, say" (source of French dire "to say"), related to dicare "proclaim, dedicate," from PIE root *deik- "to point out" (cf. Sanskrit dic- "point out, show," Greek deiknynai "to prove," Latin digitus "finger," Old High German zeigon, German zeigen "to show," Old English teon "to accuse," tæcan "to teach").
The choice of words. Diction is effective when words are appropriate to an audience. A man might refer to his car as his “wheels” in casual conversation with a friend, but if he were writing an essay for a group of economists, he would write, “People base their decision to buy an automobile on the following considerations,” not “People base their decision to buy wheels on the following considerations.”