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    emphasis - Dictionary definition and meaning for word emphasis

    (noun) special importance or significance
    Synonyms : accent
    Example Sentence
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents
    (noun) intensity or forcefulness of expression
    Synonyms : vehemence
    Example Sentence
    • the vehemence of his denial
    • his emphasis on civil rights
    (noun) special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g. Definition
    (noun) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    Synonyms : accent , stress
    Example Sentence
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
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