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noun (emphases)
  1. special, Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.
He paused for before saying who had won.
  1. Special attention or prominence given to something.
Anglia TV's 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 in his speech.
  1. (typography) Related to bold.
    Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (emphasis) "significance" < (polytonic, á) (emphainÅ) "I present" or "I indicate" < (polytonic, á) (en) "in" and (polytonic, ) (phainÅ) "I show"

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