Definition of 'emphasis'


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1. Prominence given to a syllable or words, by raising the voice or printing in italic or underlined type.

2. typography Related to bold.

3. Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.

4. Special attention or prominence given to something.

5. Special forcefulness of expression that gives importance to something singled out; stress.

6. Prominence given to a syllable, word, or words, as by raising the voice or printing in italic type.

7. Special attention or effort directed toward something.

8. a special attention given to, or extra importance attached to, something.

9. (Rhet.) A particular stress of utterance, or force of voice, given in reading and speaking to one or more words whose signification the speaker intends to impress specially upon his audience.

10. something to which great importance is attached.

11. A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent.

12. special importance or significance

13. special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.

14. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

15. Synonyms Emphasis, Accent, Stress. Emphasis is generally upon a word, but may be upon a combination of words or a single syllable. Accent is upon a syllable: as, the place of the accent in the word “demonstrate” is not fixed. Stress is a synonym for either emphasis or accent. See inflection.

16. In rhet.: Originally, a figure consisting in a significant, pregnant, or suggestive mode of expression, implying (especially in connection with the context or the circumstances under which an oration is delivered) more than would necessarily or ordinarily be meant by the words used.

17. Special and significant vigor or force: as, emphasis of gesticulation; in general, significance; distinctiveness.

18. The mode of delivery appropriate to pregnant or suggestive expression; hence, rhetorical stress; in general, significant stress; special stress or force of voice given to the utterance of a word, succession of words, or part of a word, in order to excite special attention.


1. The opera house has come under fire for putting an increasing emphasis on its business ties.

2. Other experts place less emphasis on particular countries and more on selecting good individual stocks.

3. Her mother said that too much emphasis was put on sprinting in the UK.

4. I'd rather see emphasis put on fairer funding.

5. With special emphasis on the opening two lines.

6. But we put an equal emphasis on deep.

7. Special emphasis is placed on body language.

8. Better than recent summers with much more emphasis on beach weather than indoor amusement arcades.

9. Special emphasis is given to the different drug laws in foreign countries.

10. Taking that latter approach did not necessarily require any particular emphasis on the fine details of the visual additions.

11. We put the emphasis on what he can do well and you saw today the physicality he brings to the team.

12. As in human bereavement, there is increasing emphasis on the importance of ceremony and closure.

13. They're putting more emphasis on math and science.

14. There's so much emphasis on results.

15. There is also a strongly felt obligation to succeed, seen in an emphasis on the importance of formal education.

16. Resources were directed towards local projects with a wide range of objectives run by local statutory or voluntary bodies with particular emphasis on multiple projects.

17. Some of this can be done through emphasis - the idea of stepping up the academy programme is a good idea.

18. Training clinics for young players will be organised on a regular basis with particular emphasis on fitness and competitive opportunities will be provided by international youth circuits.

19. His reputation as the team's enforcer puts too much emphasis on one aspect of his performance but it is not something he can complain about.

20. While there is no mention of religion as such, there is always a strong emphasis on the importance of love and charity in all things.

21. With the planetary emphasis on new ideas, you're better off learning as much as you can.

22. The longer the shift in emphasis is delayed, the lower the likelihood of the collective effort needed to restore the health of an interdependent and interconnected global economy.

23. The main emphasis is on regional scenarios for Canada, so the service offers some basic downscaling, and ability to couple the scenarios with other regional data sources, such as data from weather monitoring stations in the region.

24. Then came the Revolution -- and a change in emphasis from the minutiae of rural life to the national struggle.

25. Remember about a month ago, when President-elect Obama announced his foreign policy team, and it looked as if there was going to be a shift in emphasis from the military to the civilian agencies of government in terms of money, attention and influence?

26. This work's main emphasis is on the bitter internecine struggle that raged in the liberal community between 1945-48, when it split on the divisive issues of relations with Russia and the feasibility of working with domestic Communists to achieve desirable goals.

27. But Dennis Culhane's insolent observation that outreach workers and emergency-shelter managers are "threatened ideologically and financially" by the Administration's shift in emphasis is loaded with bitter irony.

28. ‘Other than that, however, today's two stories have very different emphases.’

29. ‘It is difficult to assign priority to the problems since each centre's emphases and interests are different.’

30. ‘All of the essays repeat this same cluster of ideas, developing their implications with different emphases and nuances.’

31. ‘This basic structural difference leads in turn to radically different emphases within the two scholarly worlds.’

32. ‘I can accept that different cultures have different emphases and that analytic thinking may be more prevalent in one than another.’

33. ‘Inspectors stressed that more emphasis on multiculturalism was needed.’

34. ‘Perhaps the lack of emphasis on fairness indicates denial of the reality.’

35. ‘An emphasis on this element indicate a practical, cautious, and pragmatic approach to life.’

36. ‘This indicates a shift of emphasis among ethnographers as to what folk art meant.’

37. ‘Women are her main protagonists and she places emphasis on the closed domesticity of an interior female world.’

38. ‘To achieve the transition, the continent has to put emphasis on technology and innovations.’

39. ‘They also highlight the need for continued emphasis on the primary prevention of coronary heart disease.’

40. ‘I also stress that the Government has placed an enormous amount of emphasis on the family.’

41. ‘But she particularly likes its emphasis on the spiritual rather than the material.’

42. ‘Above all, however, they developed a model of spirituality that placed much emphasis on action in the world.’

43. ‘This case displays a change in emphasis from spiritual growth toward consumerism.’

44. ‘This sort of exaggerated emphasis on good manners can be used to promote servility.’

45. ‘A variety of events are being organised throughout the year with the emphasis on community spirit.’

46. ‘The reality is that in the fire service so much of the emphasis is put on strength and stamina.’

47. ‘It puts the main emphasis on a cease-fire to end the current violence followed by negotiations.’

48. ‘This is the strength of the master plan, where the emphasis remains on the spaces, not the buildings.’

49. ‘Kylie repeated her words with special emphasis, as if talking to a very slow person.’

50. ‘His emphasis on the word protector made the hairs on the back of her neck stand on end.’

51. ‘I put plenty of emphasis on the word to make sure he understood what I was trying to say.’

52. ‘She put emphasis on the word him, and suddenly yesterday's events came to me and I started to cry.’

53. ‘He spoke in a very strange way, all in Russian of course, with emphasis on every other word that he spoke.’

54. ‘I put emphasis on the word fun, twisting it so that it sounded chiding and sarcastic.’

55. ‘Her emphasis on the word me expressed how she truly thought she was superior to others.’

56. ‘She put a false emphasis on that last word that made it sound like something else.’

57. ‘He put a slight emphasis on the last word, as though unsure exactly what it implied.’

58. ‘The relative lack of emphasis on the ending sounds of words in Spanish may be a factor as well.’

59. ‘I laid particular emphasis on the word ' had '… Yes, that's right.’

60. ‘Except exploring, " I said making sure to add extra emphasis on the word ' exploring '.’

61. ‘"I think you have the emphasis on the wrong syllable, " Madi remarked.’

62. ‘He leaned forward in his chair again to give his words more emphasis.’

63. ‘Bob manages to make very obvious things sound like genius by stressing his words and using his arms for emphasis.’

64. his emphasis on civil rights

Other users have misspelling emphasis as:

1. empasis 4.51%

2. emphas 4.51%

3. emphasi 3.76%

4. empahsis 3.51%

5. emphaisis 2.51%

6. imphasis 2.26%

7. Other 78.94%

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