Definition of emphasis:
- 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.
- A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis.
strain, weight, accent, tension, accentuation, furiousness, accent mark, violence, fury, dialect, wildness, fierceness, idiom, ferocity, vehemence, important, importance, focus, stress, tenseness, speech pattern.
- "The Tempering", Charles Neville Buck.
- "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", Joseph C. Lincoln.
- "The Christmas Story from David Harum", Edward Noyes Westcott.