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inflection

noun  /ɪnˈflek·ʃən/ us  

inflection noun (SPEECH)

[U] change in the quality of the voice, often showing an emotion: Phyllis replies without any particular inflection in her voice, "I guess I’m lazy."

inflection noun (GRAMMAR)

grammar [C] a change in a word form or ending to show a difference in the word’s meaning or use: "Gets," "got," and "gotten" are inflections of the verb "get."
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