Character 8
Hyphenation em pha sis
Pronunciations /ˈɛmfəsɪs/

Definitions and meanings of "Emphasis"

What do we mean by emphasis?

Special forcefulness of expression that gives importance to something singled out; stress. noun

Special attention or effort directed toward something. noun

Prominence given to a syllable, word, or words, as by raising the voice or printing in italic type. noun

In rhet.: Originally, a figure consisting in a significant, pregnant, or suggestive mode of expression, implying (especially in connection with the context or the circumstances under which an oration is delivered) more than would necessarily or ordinarily be meant by the words used. noun

The mode of delivery appropriate to pregnant or suggestive expression; hence, rhetorical stress; in general, significant stress; special stress or force of voice given to the utterance of a word, succession of words, or part of a word, in order to excite special attention. noun

Special and significant vigor or force: as, emphasis of gesticulation; in general, significance; distinctiveness. noun

Synonyms Emphasis, Accent, Stress. Emphasis is generally upon a word, but may be upon a combination of words or a single syllable. Accent is upon a syllable: as, the place of the accent in the word “demonstrate” is not fixed. Stress is a synonym for either emphasis or accent. See inflection. 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. noun

A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent. noun

A special attention given to, or extra importance attached to, something. noun

Something to which great importance is attached. noun

Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important. noun

Special attention or prominence given to something. noun

Prominence given to a syllable or words, by raising the voice or printing in italic or underlined type. noun

Related to bold. noun

Special importance or significance noun

Special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g. noun

The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) noun

Intensity or forcefulness of expression noun

Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.

Special attention or prominence given to something.

Prominence given to a syllable or words, by raising the voice or printing in italic or underlined type.

The phonetic or phonological feature that distinguishes emphatic consonants from other consonants.

The use of boldface.

It means to USE IT WITH FORRRCE Urban Dictionary

The reason Josh repeats things. Urban Dictionary

Plural of emphasis Urban Dictionary

When the letters of a word/phrase are capitalised at random to emphasize the importance of the word/phrase. Urban Dictionary

The over pronunciation of the emphasized syllable in a word. This case is mostly developed in college students, further research is needed to determine the cause of extended speech. Urban Dictionary

Refers to an occasion where you are accompanying your buddy on a warm-weather stroll and he has asked you to temporarily carry his floppy sun-hat, and then during your shared conversation, you voice a strong and/or important statement that carries a significant amount of "weight" to it; you therefore "drive home" your point by dramatically/flourishingly squashing your friend's hat back onto his head. Urban Dictionary

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Emphasize Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Emphasis

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The word "emphasis" in example sentences

The longer the shift in emphasis is delayed, the lower the likelihood of the collective effort needed to restore the health of an interdependent and interconnected global economy. ❋ Mohamed A. El-Erian (2010)

The main emphasis is on regional scenarios for Canada, so the service offers some basic downscaling, and ability to couple the scenarios with other regional data sources, such as data from weather monitoring stations in the region. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Then came the Revolution -- and a change in emphasis from the minutiae of rural life to the national struggle. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Remember about a month ago, when President-elect Obama announced his foreign policy team, and it looked as if there was going to be a shift in emphasis from the military to the civilian agencies of government in terms of money, attention and influence? ❋ Unknown (2008)

This work's main emphasis is on the bitter internecine struggle that raged in the liberal community between 1945-48, when it split on the divisive issues of relations with Russia and the feasibility of working with domestic Communists to achieve desirable goals. ❋ Unknown (2006)

But Dennis Culhane's insolent observation that outreach workers and emergency-shelter managers are "threatened ideologically and financially" by the Administration's shift in emphasis is loaded with bitter irony. ❋ Unknown (2004)

The public witness of religious faith needs to shift its main emphasis from the prescriptive practice of advocacy to practices of describing the world, in the public square, in ways that call into question the narrow vision of human life and human economy that dominates contemporary political imagination. ❋ Unknown (2004)

In terms of generating jobs, the ILO's main emphasis is on the promotion of small enterprises and the upgrading of micro-enterprises in the informal sector which generate most new jobs worldwide. ❋ Unknown (2002)

In recent years the order has extended its activities to cover twenty new countries, although the main emphasis is still on India and the neighbouring state of ❋ Unknown (1979)

Furthermore, when main emphasis is on promotion, the inevitable outcome is a lot of expectations that cannot be fulfilled and a lot of promises that cannot be kept. ❋ Unknown (1960)

All neo-Tories are anti-Russian, but sometimes the main emphasis is anti-American. ❋ Unknown (1945)

Hyped up by their 60 minutes on Avatar's planet Pandora, their emphasis is all on the fun, enjoyment and wildly unexpected links between their teacher's approach and the actual subject. ❋ Martin Wainwright (2010)

(Soundbite of laughter) Mr. IYER: I won't deny it and, you know, it depends on where your emphasis is and my emphasis has been about being a pianist and composer. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I HAAAAAAATE HIM! (emphasis on [hATe]) ❋ [hi] (2004)

Josh: I [repeat] things for [emphasis]. [EMPHASIS]! ❋ EpicEric26 (2018)

i'm majoring in [Business] with [a double] emphasi ❋ Iamsomadwtf (2021)

[Calum]:"did you know [Aziz] is having a party tonight?" Kayden: "ReALlY? Oh MY GoD WhY DiDN't hE InViTE ME? (This would be an example of [Elli emphasis]) ❋ Lil EMO (2017)

A soccer game, when the announcer yells: "GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLL" Or when [Clint] has to say it. "I go to [Sultan] High Schoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllll Both of these people have [EED] (Extended Emphasis Disorder) ❋ Fishman1319 (2009)

Using hat-plop emphasis to drive home your point is not intended to be offensive or demeaning in the least, of course, but it must be performed appropriately/diplomatically in order to avoid your seeming arrogant or insulting. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to smile and raise your eyebrows somewhat as you carry out this maneuver; [extra credit] if you also make a loud humorous [spluttering] sound with your tongue/lips --- like imitating the long [raspy] passing of gas --- as you do so, ensuring that the person knows that you have merely playful/harmless intentions in your actions. ❋ QuacksO (2018)

Boy #6: Ahhh...your [fajita] makes my dick feel like corn!! And I see [youve] provided [the butter]! Girl: Please do not skeet in my fajita! ❋ Tony Da Popsykle (2005)

To obtain a perfect fit it's [imperative] to [emphasise] the right size. [Emphasise] God's miracle working powerful [providence]. ❋ Hercolena Oliver (2009)

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