Voice Development part 2
A Lesson by Camille Corbett
How to chose the words that will project your voice in the best light
Diction is everything, absolutely everything!
Diction is the tool that makes voice whole!
Consider diction and voice as lovers, inseparable. They need one another the same way Juliet needed the warm embrace of Romeo. And in the same way, without it, voice loses any sort of life it ever had with glorious diction!
Now that you know it's important, thanks to my shameful but necessary gushing, let's define diction!
|1.||style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words: good diction.|
|2.||the accent, inflection, intonation, and speech-sound quality manifested by an individual speaker, usually judged in terms of prevailing standards of acceptability; enunciation.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictionhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diction|
Thank you Dictionary.com for your help!
Okay. While looking at this definition I also came to the most endearing snippet about our bosom buddy, diction. Gander at it's helpfulness!
Diction's synonyms:usage, language. Diction, phraseology, wording refer to the means and the manner of expressing ideas. Diction usually implies a high level of usage; it refers chiefly to the choice of words, their arrangement, and the force, accuracy, and distinction with which they are used: The speaker was distinguished for his excellent diction; poetic diction. Phraseology refers more to the manner of combining the words into related groups, and esp. to the peculiar or distinctive manner in which certain technical, scientific, and professional ideas are expressed: legal phraseology. Wording refers to the exact words or phraseology used to convey thought: the wording of a will.
Hopefully by now you understand what diction is.If you do not I want you to refer to wikipedia who has a very good take on diction.
Okay next lesson I will interactively show you the connection of diction and voice. Right now I want you to understand the technical definition so you're not completely lost!
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Added on February 11, 2010
Last Updated on February 11, 2010
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