Definition of EMPHASIS

noun : EMPHASIS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

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

  • 4. (

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


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