Definitions for emphasis

Definitions for (noun) emphasis

Main entry: emphasis, vehemence

Definition: intensity or forcefulness of expression

Usage: the vehemence of his denial; his emphasis on civil rights

Main entry: emphasis, stress, accent

Definition: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

Usage: he put the stress on the wrong syllable

Main entry: emphasis

Definition: special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.

Main entry: emphasis, accent

Definition: special importance or significance

Usage: the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis; the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

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