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The repeated occurrence of two things in turn.‘the regular alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables’count noun ‘Ghana's climate is warm and humid, with distinct alternations between rainy summer and dry winters’
- ‘One alternation of silence and electronic sounds helps you to sense that here is the music of the spheres.’
- ‘Keyboard instruments can simulate these effects by a rapid alternation of notes, often an octave apart.’
- ‘The distracting alternation of languages is annoying.’
- ‘Her alternation between a slight twang and subtle gristle leans a bit toward classic country.’
- ‘Alternating applications of different fungicides has the effect of limiting total seasonal use of both fungicides used in the alternation.’
- ‘There is no evolution in his work, but a continual alternation between structure and disorder, equilibrium and fragmentation.’
- ‘He plays with sharp alternations of mood, from the high-spirited to the melancholic in a single sentence or musical cue.’
- ‘The color alternations intensify at various moments, as though attempting to overwhelm the viewer's sensorial apparatus.’
- ‘The so-called sleep movements of leaves are determined by the daily alternations of light and darkness.’
- ‘These alternations result from vowel sequences which are unique to derived verb stems.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.