Part of speech: noun

A stress laid upon some word or words in speaking or reading.

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Usage examples "emphasis":

  1. " Gently, gently, child," the widow put in; and Horapollo answered with peculiar emphasis. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. " Of course he's goin' to get well," retorted Susan with emphasis. - "Dawn", Eleanor H. Porter.
  3. " I shall miss you terribly," cried Travers, a few moments afterwards, and with a hearty emphasis. - "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.