One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A manner of speaking in which declarative sentences are uttered with rising intonation at the end, as if they were questions.
- ‘She wanted the user to experience first hand the tentative unassertive nature of uptalk.’
- ‘Although I haven't checked this systematically, I've listened to quite a few of the president's speeches, and the long stretches of uptalk in this speech strikes me as a very unusual pattern for him.’
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