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DEFINITION: v. To unconsciously adopt the vocal mannerisms and linguistic stylings of the people with whom you are speaking. n. A speaker who adopts the vocal mannerisms of their audience.

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Created by: buck180

Pronunciation: re 'verb' li kate

Sentence: When on vacation John unwittingly reverblicates the speech of the local people much to their dismay.

Etymology: From reverberate: to echo a sound. And from duplicate: to copy exactly.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: slang/froydian/slip

Sentence: Oops another slangfreudianslip - I must get back to my psychoanalysis

Etymology: slang + freudian slip + sangfroid

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Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: cop-ee-chat

Sentence: When I first met Floyd, I thought he was mocking my Jersey accent but I soon realized he was just a copychat when he picked up a Brogue when we visited Dublin.

Etymology: copy + chat and a play on the word copycat

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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: SPUHNJ-speek

Sentence: After five minutes of conversation, the Cincinnatian already spongespoke his Atlanta friend's drawl.

Etymology: sponge (as in absorbancy) + speak

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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋɡl/

Sentence: George had never heard a true French accent before, so when he started lingling on his visit to Paris, he sounded like Pepé Le Pew and got the snot beaten out of him at a café.

Etymology: From lingo + mingle


nice word - wordmeister, 2007-03-20: 23:21:00


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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dy aa lek tur er

Sentence: When Professor Higgins gave one of his English Literature courses, he always spoke with the accent of the writer. For Burns, he'd burl his r's to sound Scottish;for Shakespeare he spoketh hey nonny nonny in the quaint speech of the time and for Chaucer, he perfected olde English so well, none could understand a word he spaketh. He was a true dialecturer.

Etymology: Dialect (accent, the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people) & Lecturer (someone who lectures professionally, a public lecturer at certain universities)

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Created by: Laala

Pronunciation: The first syllable is stressed.


Etymology: to mimic= to imitate, dicere (latin)= to say

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Created by: josje

Pronunciation: sheeeeeeper

Sentence: you copy everything you are an sheeeper

Etymology: as in sheep who will follow anithing.

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Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: Imm-me-tork

Sentence: The police officer did not take kindly to Simple Simon imitalking. It wasn't his fault that he had such a thick accent, was it guv'nor?

Etymology: Imitate + talk.

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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ape/oh/plexi

Sentence: The teacher was felled by a sudden attack of apeoplexy

Etymology: ape (mimic) + apoplexy (sudden loss or impairment)

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-03-20: 00:00:33
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic.
Thank you Osomatic! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-10-06: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by Osomatic. Thank you Osomatic. ~ James