emphasis

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Emphasis is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /'ɛmfəsɪs/
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Noun[change]

Singular
emphasis

Plural
emphases

  1. (countable & uncountable) Emphasis is the giving of particular attention or importance to something.
    Microsoft has placed great emphasis on its Windows software programme.
    He's a very kind man and always good to me,' she said with more emphasis.

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