Definitions for emphasis
ˈɛm fə sɪs; -ˌsizem·pha·sis
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emphasis.
special importance or significance
"the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"
intensity or forcefulness of expression
"the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights"
special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.
stress, emphasis, accentnoun
the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
"he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
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.
something to which great importance is attached; as, the need for increased spending on education was the emphasis of his speech.
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.
Related to bold.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A remarkable stress laid upon a word or sentence; particular force impressed by stile or pronunciation.
Oh, that brave Cæsar!
—— Be choak’d with such another emphasis. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleop.
Emphasis not so much regards the time as a certain grandeur, whereby some letter, syllable, word, or sentence is rendered more remarkable than the rest, by a more vigorous pronunciation, and a longer stay upon it. William Holder, Elem. of Speech.
These questions have force and emphasis, if they be understood of the antediluvian earth. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
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
a peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis
Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. 'e`mfasis significance, force of expression, fr. 'emfai`nein to show in, indicate; 'en in + fai`nein to show. See In, and Phase.]
In typography, emphasis is the exaggeration of words in a text with a font in a different style from the rest of the text—to emphasize them.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
em′fa-sis, n. stress of the voice on particular words or syllables to make the meaning clear: impressiveness of expression or weight of thought: intensity:—pl. Em′phases (-sēz).—v.t. Em′phasīse, to make emphatic.—adjs. Emphat′ic, -al, uttered with or requiring emphasis: forcible: impressive.—adv. Emphat′ically.—n. Emphat′icalness. [L.,—Gr.,—em (=en), in, into, and phasis—phaein, phainein, to show.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
To italicize a lie; to lay great stress on certain sounds that emanate from a larynx and that are intended to hypnotize a tympanum; to be impressive to the point of almost believing ourselves; the double chin of a declarative sentence; oratorical moth-balls.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'emphasis' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1861
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'emphasis' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3690
Rank popularity for the word 'emphasis' in Nouns Frequency: #857
The numerical value of emphasis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of emphasis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
China's drug control agencies, now and in the years to come, will place greater emphasis on drug control cooperation between China and the United States, but I believe that to resolve this the more important issue is for the United States to strive to reduce and compress the great demand and drug consumption markets of opioids.
I think not having the major contender here has allowed the other candidates to really shine, because the emphasis was on what they have to say, which is being undermined by the theatrics of the debates.
Ken Paxton's an extreme conservative who plays political hardball, ken Paxton subscribes to a libertarian philosophy which puts an emphasis on individual rights and very, very little emphasis on there being any common good or public good at all.
The economy is changing with an emphasis on technology skills across all sectors. The emphasis now is that not all STEM jobs require four-year degrees. When I was growing up, you had what were called ‘blue collar jobs,’ now you have technicians who need to be highly skilled in tech. You need people who can repair MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, or work on electric cars, you now need technicians who need to have really hard STEM skills. That’s a skill set that will be growing over the next five years, it will be more in demand, and giving students the foundation for those kinds of careers starts in school.
My government will put emphasis on fighting corruption, job creation and industrialisation.
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Translations for emphasis
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- акцент, ударение, подчертаванеBulgarian
- èmfasiCatalan, Valencian
- Nachdruck, Gewichtung, Emphase, BetonungGerman
- paino, painotus, painottaaFinnish
- accent, emphaseFrench
- cudromScottish Gaelic
- hangsúly, nyomatékHungarian
- 強勢, 注目, 強調, 重点Japanese
- Akzent, BetounungLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- benadrukking, nadruk, beklemtoning, klemtoonDutch
- акцент, особое внимание, ударение, подчёркиваниеRussian
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