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.
Origin of emphasis
Related formsmis·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.
Examples from the Web for emphases
These emphases in our defense planning have been made at my personal direction after long and thoughtful study.
He then began to read in a good round resonant voice, with clear enunciation and careful attention to his pauses and emphases.The American Claimant|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Study it so sympathetically that you can follow its hints, and make its emphases.Literature in the Elementary School|Porter Lander MacClintock
Its emphases vary according to my own indifferences and ignorance as well as according to my own sympathies and knowledge.Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest|J. Frank Dobie
That piles up all the emphases and all the climaxes and all the destinies into life here.New Tabernacle Sermons|Thomas De Witt Talmage