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brogue

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Definition an Irish (or possibly Scottish) accent when speaking English

More rarely, brogue can reference a type of men's shoe.
  • sings Irish folk classics with a brogue
  • spoke with a brogue as thick as his beer
  • Franklin: "We loved his stories told in that Kentucky brogue."
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He was a handsome young man in his late twenties, with a Scottish brogue and strawberry blond hair.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Suddenly she lurched up and her voice fell across his brogue like a drill into a mechanical saw.
    Flannery O'Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • An instant of silence, then out of the dark a thick Irish brogue shouted: "Happy New Year, youse Nolans!"
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • " 'tis cold, all right, this morning," said the one on the left, who possessed a rich brogue.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • I got rid of an Irish brogue you could cut with a knife.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  Long Day's Journey into Night
  • The gravediggers sweated heavily and knew their business and their brogue was Irish.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • MARTHA (Affects a brogue) Awww, 'tis the refuge we take when the unreality of the world weighs too heavy on our tiny heads.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Is that a brogue I detect in your accent?
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • "He seemed extremely intelligent," Franz states in an exotic brogue that sounds like a blend of Scottish, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Carolina drawl.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • You can spot an Irishman or a Yorkshireman by his brogue.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • They talked about ties with matching handkerchiefs and they wore brogue shoes and shirts that had bright red and green and yellow stripes in them.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • 'Boy,' he would say to me in the thick brogue of a champion drunk, 'the only way to fight is to fight dirty.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Their lazy, blurred voices fell pleasantly on his ears, but his own brisk brogue clung to his tongue.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • My mother said things to Marian, a story now and then in her Bronxy half brogue, and I sat and listened fitfully behind the body-throb of the dishwasher.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Lapse into brogue.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • After several of the Irish himself, Feeney had slipped comfortably into the brogue of the country he'd never seen—that indeed his great-great-grandparents had never set foot on.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • On March 22, in the House of Commons, Burke had delivered in his heavy Irish brogue one of the longest, most brilliant speeches of his career, calling for conciliation with America.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776

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