Definition: intensity or forcefulness of expression
Usage: the vehemence of his denial; his emphasis on civil rights
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.
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