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The sexiest accent in the world is ...

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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Blimey! Anglophiles had it right all along.

In a new survey taken by Time Out magazine, Brits come out on top as having the sexiest accents in the world. (To be fair, the magazine originated in London!)

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The survey was given to readers in 24 cities including London, Paris, Chicago, Los Angeles, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. Of the 11,000 participants surveyed, 27 percent declared that British people have "the world's most dateable accents."

 Daniel Craig, sexy Brit. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for BAFTA

So who came close to being nearly as sexy as the Brits? Sorry, but the gap between No. 1 and the rest of the pack was pretty broad. American accents hit No. 2, with 8.7 percent of the vote — just shy of Irish accents, which ranked third with 8.1 percent of the vote.

 Brad Pitt, who apparently could increase his sex appeal with a British accent. Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

Here's the list:

  1. British (27 percent)
  2. American (8.7 percent)
  3. Irish (8.1 percent)
  4. Australian (8 percent)
  5. French (7.7 percent)
  6. Italian (6 percent)
  7. Spanish (4.9 percent)
  8. Scottish (4.7 percent)
  9. Latin American (4.1 percent)
  10. Scandinavian (3.3 percent)
 Colin Farrell's Irish accent would carry him far, but not as far as Americans or the Brits. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP/Getty Images

Of course, the most pleasing voice of all is likely the sound of your own loved one, whatever their accent may be.

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