Complete Definition of "emphasis"

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English

Etymology
From AGr. polytonic|á¼Î¼ÏαÏÎ¹Ï (emphasis) "significance" < polytonic|á¼Î¼ÏÎ±Î¯Î½Ï (emphainÅ) "I present" or "I indicate" < polytonic|á¼Î½ (en) "in" and polytonic|ÏÎ±Î¯Î½Ï (phainÅ) "I show"

Pronunciation
IPA|/'ÉmfÉsɪs/
::IPAchar|['ÉɱfÉsɪs, 'eɱfÉsɪs, 'ÉɱfÉsÉs, 'eɱfÉsÉs]
audio|en-us-emphasis.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|emphases

  1. special|Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.

#: He paused for emphasis before saying who had won.

  1. Special attention or prominence given to something.

#: Anglia TV's emphasis is on Norwich and district.

  1. 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.

  1. typography Related to bold.

Translations
trans-top|special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important
Hungarian: t|hu|nyomaték
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trans-top|special attention or prominence given to something
Hungarian: t|hu|hangsúly
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trans-top|prominence given to a syllable or words
Hungarian: t|hu|hangsúly
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trans-top|(typography) related to bold
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ttbc|Czech: důraz m
ttbc|Dutch: nadruk m
ttbc|French: graisse f (4)
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ttbc|German: Nachdruck m (1), Betonung f (3)
ttbc|Portuguese: ênfase
ttbc|Spanish: énfasis m
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Latin

Noun
emphasis

  1. #English|emphasis

Category:Latin nouns

fr:emphasis
io:emphasis
ja:emphasis
ru:emphasis
simple:emphasis
fi:emphasis
te:emphasis
vi:emphasis
tr:emphasis
zh:emphasis

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