Meaning of uptalk in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌptɔːk/


mass noun
  • 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.’