Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun emphasis

4 senses of emphasis

Sense 1
emphasis, accent -- (special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents")
       => importance, grandness -- (a prominent status; "a person of importance")

Sense 2
vehemence, emphasis -- (intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial"; "his emphasis on civil rights")
       => intensity, intensiveness -- (high level or degree; the property of being intense)

Sense 3
emphasis -- (special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.)
       => rhetorical device -- (a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance))

Sense 4
stress, emphasis, accent -- (the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable")
       => prosody, inflection -- (the patterns of stress and intonation in a language)

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