noun, plural em·pha·ses [em-fuh-seez]. /ˈɛm fəˌsiz/.
- special and significant stress of voice laid on particular words or syllables.
- stress laid on particular words, by means of position, repetition, or other indication.
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OTHER WORDS FROM emphasismis·em·pha·sis, noun, plural mis·em·pha·ses.re·em·pha·sis, noun, plural re·em·pha·ses.su·per·em·pha·sis, noun, plural su·per·em·pha·ses.
Example sentences from the Web for emphasis
Ferguson reverses those emphases—focusing solely on this historic meltdown, the who/what/where/why/how.
There are three grand divisions, or rather determining emphases, by which men may be separated into vocational groups.
But they appear in actual experience as controlling emphases rather than mutually exclusive territories.
Down by the creek the frogs boomed out, and platinum mists lay dreamily between their soft emphases of shadow.The Tempering|Charles Neville Buck