uptalk

uptalk
UK [ˈʌpˌtɔːk] / US [ˈʌpˌtɔk] noun [uncountable]
the tendency to make your voice rise at the end of sentences so that statements sound like questions

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  • uptalk — /up tawk /, n. a rise in pitch at the end usually 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? [1990 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • uptalk — verb To speak with a rising intonation as though a the sentence were a question …   Wiktionary

  • uptalk — ending statements with your voice rising slightly, inflecting the tone of your voice upwards    Uptalking sounds weak like the speaker lacks confidence …   English idioms

  • uptalk — noun a manner of speaking in which declarative sentences are uttered with rising intonation at the end, as if they were questions …   English new terms dictionary

  • uptalk — up•talk [[t]ˈʌpˌtɔk[/t]] n. cvb 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?[/ex] • Etymology: 1990–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • uptalk — /ˈʌptɔk/ (say uptawk) noun → upspeak …  

  • uptalk — /up tawk /, n. a rise in pitch at the end usually 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? [1990 95] …   Useful english dictionary

  • High rising terminal — The High Rising Terminal (HRT), also known as uptalk, upspeak or High Rising Intonation (HRI), is a feature of some accents of English where statements have a rising intonation pattern in the final syllable or syllables of the utterance.… …   Wikipedia

  • Whistle While Your Wife Works — ] When Stewie exclaims it s like she s fucking five , this was not set to broadcast at its original air date, but rather added in at a later date for unknown reasons.] However, Iverson positively comments that the voice of Jillian by Drew… …   Wikipedia

  • upspeak — /ˈʌpspik/ (say upspeek) noun a distinctive intonation pattern in which declarative sentences end with a rising tone. Also, uptalk …  

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