British English

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British English

n.
The English language used in England as distinguished from that used elsewhere.
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Brit′ish Eng′lish


n.
the English language as spoken and written in Great Britain.
[1865–70]
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Translations
inglese britannico
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She spoke English without an accent, or rather with that distinctively British accent which, on his arrival in Europe, had struck Newman as an altogether foreign tongue, but which, in women, he had come to like extremely.
Directions and local street names, previously mispronounced by a default American or British accent, were now offered in a familiar accent with a new 'Nigerian English' option.
In fact, they are making sure their one-year-old son Jack doesn't lose his British accent by avidly watching the popular kids' show.
One parent from Charlottesville, Virginia, said on Twitter: 'My kids briefly picked up a British accent, and perhaps a little diction, from Peppa Pig.
Mums and dads from around the world have reported that their children have started talking like the pink pig character - with some adopting a 'plum' British accent and others snorting at the end of sentences.
In a recent video clip from Queen Elizabeth II's documentary 'Queen of the World', Meghan, according to viewers, can be heard talking "in a slight British accent." The clip first appeared online over the weekend, in which she can be seen reuniting with her Givenchy wedding dress.
One fan tweeted, "Meghan Markle is a lil phony for that fake British accent coming through.
"Do I need a British accent?" - Ex-US president Barack Obama ahead of his BBC radio interview conducted by Prince Harry.
She said that she had watched the entire run of teen drama Skins to help her pick up a British accent, helped by the One Direction star's own northern heritage.
But after three years 33-year-old Turner has said he still struggles with Poldark's "posh British accent", although he tries not to dwell on it.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A jihadist with a British accent and affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for abducting a Swiss missionary in Mali in January.
Speaking with what sounds like a British accent the child points into the distance and says in English: "We are going to go kill the kaffir (non-believers) over there."

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