Dictionary Results for emphasis


1. emphasis - noun

· special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"

Synonym(s): accent

Hypernym(s): importance, grandness




2. emphasis - noun

· intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights"

Synonym(s): vehemence

Hypernym(s): intensity, intensiveness




3. emphasis - noun

· special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.

Hypernym(s): rhetorical_device




4. emphasis - noun

· the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"

Synonym(s): stress, accent

Hypernym(s): prosody, inflection





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