Definition and Meanings for emphasis

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Emphasis is ranked 2,361 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of emphasis

noun

Etymology of emphasis

l., fr. gr. 'e`mfasis significance, force of expression, fr. 'emfai`nein to show in, indicate; 'en in + fai`nein to show. see in, and phase

Meaning of emphasis


as noun

  • a particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.
  • a peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis.
  • a special attention given to, or extra importance attached to, something; as, a guided tour of egypt with emphasis on the monuments along the nile.
  • something to which great importance is attached; as, the need for increased spending on education was the emphasis of his speech.
  • No antonyms for emphasis

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