When it comes to impressing the opposite sex, the right accent can be as affective as a bright smile or dreamy eyes.
News.com.au has compiled the world’s top 10 sexiest accents.
Argentine - Argentina has a proud, pouty tone. With its own pronunciation of Spanish letters, it’s a hard-to-get dialect, but with an undeniable attraction.
Thai - With five tones, those with this fragile accent can turn any language into a song of seduction. Thai is mostly monosyllabic, resulting in extra emphasis in multi-beat foreign words and then the last letter being left off, leaving captive listeners wanting more.
Trinidadian - The Caribbean island of Trinidad offers a melodic mix of pan-African, French, Spanish, Creole and Hindi dialects that, when adapted for English, is hypnotic.
Brazilian Portuguese –With its French influence, this accent is more colourful than its European counterpart. The drawn-out vowels sound like a holiday.
US Southern - The warmth and friendliness of the US Southern accent makes it one of the top 10 sexiest accents.
Oxford British - Proper, dignified and scholarly, the Oxford British accent promises upward nobility.
Irish - The lilting, charming Irish accent is irresistible in its lightness and breathlessness. It can swing from vulnerable to threatening, restoring your faith in the world.
Spanish - A smouldering accent, the words don’t matter: if it comes from Spanish lips, it sounds sexy.
French - French is paradoxically erotic. Condescending and disinterested, but at the same time elegant and charming, this accent still gives its speakers a, shall we say, je ne sais quoi.
Italian - Firey and romantic, the Italian accent keeps listeners hanging on through the long, drawn out words and the rapid-fire syllables. Its cadences make it fascinating and irresistible.