emphasis meaning

  • Emphasis denotes the special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important; the special attention or prominence given to something; the prominence given to a syllable or words.
  • Emphasis or emphatic may refer to:
  • Emphasis (telecommunications), intentional alteration of the amplitude-vs.-frequency characteristics of the signal meant to reduce adverse effects of noise
  • Emphasis (typography), visual enhancement a part of a text to make it noticeable
  • Cultural emphasis, alleged tendency of a language's vocabulary to detail elements of the speakers' culture

    Definition of emphasis in English Dictionary

  • NounPLemphasesSUF-asis
    1. Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.
      1. He paused for emphasis before saying who had won.
    2. Special attention or prominence given to something.
      1. Anglia TV's emphasis is on Norwich and district.
    3. Prominence given to a syllable or words, by raising the voice or printing in italic or underlined type.
      1. He used a yellow highlighter to indicate where to give emphasis in his speech.
    4. (typography) Related to bold.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The feeling of Singleton's bosom grew heightened in its tone of melancholy, and a more passionate emphasis of thought broke forth in his half-muttered soliloquy:— ¶"How I remember as I look [ …]
        • Aeolism, or the emphasis on the form or sound of words per se rather than on their meaning or sense, presently flourishes under many dignified guises.
        • Here, the emphasis is somewhat deflatingly on the artifice in “Cymbeline.”
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Related Links:
      1. en emphasise
      2. en emphasiser
      3. en emphasises
      4. en emphasised
      5. en emphasisers
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of emphasis for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "emphasis" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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      Definiteness: Level 7
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