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Dictionary definition for: Emphasis

1. (n) special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis" "the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents"

2. (n) intensity or forcefulness of expression; "the vehemence of his denial" "his emphasis on civil rights"

3. (n) special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.

4. (n) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"

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