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underscore

[ verb uhn-der-skawr, -skohr, uhn-der-skawr, -skohr; noun uhn-der-skawr, -skohr ]
/ verb ˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr, ˌʌn dərˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr; noun ˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr /
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verb (used with object), un·der·scored, un·der·scor·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 1765–75; under- + score
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British Dictionary definitions for underscore

underscore

verb (ˌʌndəˈskɔː) (tr)
to draw or score a line or mark under
to stress or reinforce
noun (ˈʌndəˌskɔː)
a line drawn under written matter
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