- v change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
- v vary the pitch of one's speech
- a (of the voice) altered in tone or pitch
his southern Yorkshire voice was less inflected and singing than her northern one
- a showing alteration in form (especially by the addition of affixes)
`boys' and `swam' are inflected English words
German is an inflected language
- Twenty-one Julys have come and gone since Buffett scored his only Top 10 single, Margaritaville, but every year Parrotheads across the country flock to hear his island-inflected .
- Guan spoke faster, his choppy, Chinese-inflected English making him hard to understand.
- Gone is the overly twee writing of Gopnik's memoir-inflected works (Paris to the Moon, Through the Children's Gate), and in its place is a succint, convincing, and moving account .
- Barack Obama in PlanetOut
I must admit that I may have been inflected with society's prejudices and predilections and attribute them to God,Obama writes in his book. "My work with pastors and lay people deepened my resolve to lead a public life ? I had no community...
- Cornel West in The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
West calls himself a "gut bucket blues-inflected Christian," reflecting a preacher side that is an important aspect of his identity.
- Nathan Glazer in Wall Street Journal
I think his conservatism is clearly inflected by where he came from and how he came to it,Mr. Glazer said.