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Definition of emphasis:

  1. 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.
  2. A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great emphasis.

Synonyms:

strain, weight, accent, tension, accentuation, furiousness, accent mark, violence, fury, dialect, wildness, fierceness, idiom, ferocity, vehemence, important, importance, focus, stress, tenseness, speech pattern.

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