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- ['ɛɱfəsɪs, 'eɱfəsɪs, 'ɛɱfəsəs, 'eɱfəsəs]
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emphasis (plural emphases)
- Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.
- He paused for emphasis before saying who had won.
- Special attention or prominence given to something.
- Anglia TV's emphasis is on Norwich and district.
- Prominence given to a syllable or words, by raising the voice or printing in italic or underlined type.
- He used a yellow highlighter to indicate where to give emphasis in his speech.
- (typography) Related to bold.
special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important
special attention or prominence given to something
prominence given to a syllable or words
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emphasis f (genitive emphasis); third declension