Visit the forum if you have a language query!

emphasis

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
It is not easy, but you have to be willing to make mistakes. And the earlier you make those mistakes, the better.
Jane Cahill Pfeiffer
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἔμφασις (emphasis) "significance" < ἐμφαίνω (emphainō) "I present" or "I indicate" < ἔν (en) "in" and φαίνω (phainō) "I show"

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'ɛmfəsɪs/
['ɛɱfəsɪs, 'eɱfəsɪs, 'ɛɱfəsəs, 'eɱfəsəs]

Noun

Singular
emphasis

Plural
emphases

emphasis (emphases)
  1. Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.
    He paused for emphasis before saying who had won.
  2. Special attention or prominence given to something.
    Anglia TV's emphasis is on Norwich and district.
  3. 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.
  4. (typography) Related to bold.

Translations

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Latin

Noun

emphasis, gen. emphasis f.

  1. emphasis

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE