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Emphasis vs. Emphases

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Emphasisnoun

Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.

‘He paused for emphasis before saying who had won.’;

Emphasesnoun

plural of emphasis

Emphasisnoun

Special attention or prominence given to something.

‘Anglia TV's emphasis is on Norwich and district.’;

Emphasisnoun

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.’;

Emphasisnoun

(typography) Related to bold.

Emphasisnoun

(phonology) The phonetic or phonological feature that distinguishes emphatic consonants from other consonants

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Emphasisnoun

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.

‘The province of emphasis is so much more important than accent, that the customary seat of the latter is changed, when the claims of emphasis require it.’;

Emphasisnoun

A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis.

‘External objects stand before us . . . in all the life and emphasis of extension, figure, and color.’;

Emphasisnoun

a special attention given to, or extra importance attached to, something; as, a guided tour of Egypt with emphasis on the monuments along the Nile.

Emphasisnoun

something to which great importance is attached; as, the need for increased spending on education was the emphasis of his speech.

Emphasisnoun

special importance or significance;

‘the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis’; ‘the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents’;

Emphasisnoun

intensity or forcefulness of expression;

‘the vehemence of his denial’; ‘his emphasis on civil rights’;

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Emphasisnoun

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

Emphasisnoun

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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