Emphasis vs. Emphases

By Jaxson

  • Emphasis (noun)

    Special weight or forcefulness given to something considered important.

    “He paused for emphasis before saying who had won.”

  • Emphasis (noun)

    Special attention or prominence given to something.

    “Anglia TV’s emphasis is on Norwich and district.”

  • Emphasis (noun)

    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.”

  • Emphasis (noun)

    Related to bold.

  • Emphasis (noun)

    The phonetic or phonological feature that distinguishes emphatic consonants from other consonants

  • Emphases (noun)

    plural of emphasis


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