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.
strain, weight, accent, tension, accentuation, furiousness, accent mark, violence, fury, dialect, wildness, fierceness, idiom, ferocity, vehemence, important, importance, focus, stress, tenseness, speech pattern
- " For you, my boy," he had declared, with a live interest that ran to emphasis, " this is an opportunity not to be missed. - "The Tempering", Charles Neville Buck.
- " There's no doubt about that," she declared with emphasis. - "Kent Knowles: Quahaug", Joseph C. Lincoln.
- No, ma'am, Mrs. Bixbee replied with emphasis, you better believe I hain't. - "The Christmas Story from David Harum", Edward Noyes Westcott.