HyperDic: emphasis

English > 4 senses of the word emphasis:
NOUNstateemphasis, accentspecial importance or significance / significance
attributeemphasis, vehemenceintensity or forcefulness of expression
communicationemphasisspecial and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.
communicationemphasis, stress, accentthe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
emphasis > pronunciation
Soundseh'mfahsahs; eh'mfahsihs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
abyss ... worthiness: 194 rhymes with ihs...
English > emphasis: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningSpecial importance or significance / significance.
Example"the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"
Synonymaccent
Narrowerstress, focusSpecial emphasis attached to something
Broaderimportance, grandnessA prominent status
Spanishacento, énfasis
Catalanaccent, èmfasi
Adjectivesemphaticforceful and definite in expression or action
Verbsemphasizeto stress, single out as important
English > emphasis: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningintensity or forcefulness of expression.
Example "his emphasis on civil rights"
Synonymvehemence
NarroweroveremphasisToo much emphasis
Broaderintensity, intensivenesshigh level or degree
Spanishénfasis, vehemencia
Adjectivesemphaticforceful and definite in expression or action
emphaticspoken with emphasis
English > emphasis: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningSpecial and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g..
Narrowertopicalization(linguistics) emphasis placed on the topic or focus of a sentence by preposing it to the beginning of the sentence
Broaderrhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Spanishénfasis
Catalanèmfasi
Adjectivesemphaticforceful and definite in expression or action
English > emphasis: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch).
Synonymsstress, accent
NarroweraccentuationThe use or application of an accent
sentence stressThe distribution of stresses within a sentence
tonic accent, pitch accentemphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness
word stress, word accentThe distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
Broaderprosody, inflectionThe patterns of stress and intonation in a language
Spanishacento, acentuación, énfasis, tilde
Catalanaccent, accentuació, èmfasi
Adjectivesemphaticsudden and strong
emphaticspoken with emphasis

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