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underscore

[ verb uhn-der-skawr, -skohr, uhn-der-skawr, -skohr; noun uhn-der-skawr, -skohr ]
/ verb 藞蕦n d蓹r藢sk蓴r, -藢sko蕣r, 藢蕦n d蓹r藞sk蓴r, -藞sko蕣r; noun 藞蕦n d蓹r藢sk蓴r, -藢sko蕣r /
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verb (used with object), un路der路scored, un路der路scor路ing.
to mark with a line or lines underneath; underline, as for emphasis.
to stress; emphasize: The recent tragedy underscores the danger of disregarding safety rules.
noun
a line drawn beneath something written or printed.
music for a film soundtrack; background for a film or stage production.
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Origin of underscore

First recorded in 1765鈥75; under- + score
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British Dictionary definitions for underscore

underscore

verb (藢蕦nd蓹藞sk蓴藧) (tr)
to draw or score a line or mark under
to stress or reinforce
noun (藞蕦nd蓹藢sk蓴藧)
a line drawn under written matter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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