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
Etymology of emphasis
Meaning of emphasis
- 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.