emphasis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin emphasis, from Ancient Greek ἔμφασις (émphasis, significance), from ἐμφαίνω (emphaínō, I present, I indicate), from ἐν- (en-, in) + φαίνω (phaínō, I show).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛmfəsɪs/
  • IPA(key): [ˈɛɱfəsɪs], [ˈeɱfəsɪs], [ˈɛɱfəsəs], [ˈeɱfəsəs]
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Noun[edit]

emphasis (countable and uncountable, plural emphases)

  1. Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.
    He paused for emphasis before saying who had won.
  2. Special attention or prominence given to something.
    Anglia TV's emphasis is on Norwich and district.
  3. 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.
  4. (phonology) The phonetic or phonological feature that distinguishes emphatic consonants from other consonants.
  5. (typography) The use of boldface. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔμφασις (émphasis, significance).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

emphasis f (genitive emphasis); third declension

  1. emphasis

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative emphasis emphasēs
Genitive emphasis emphasium
Dative emphasī emphasibus
Accusative emphasem emphasēs
emphasīs
Ablative emphase emphasibus
Vocative emphasis emphasēs

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