1. emphasis

noun. ['ˈɛmfəsɪs'] special importance or significance.


  • focus
  • accent
  • grandness
  • importance


  • unimportant
  • insignificance
  • unimportance
  • achromatic color

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Rhymes with Emphasis

  • actinomycosis
  • alexis
  • amniocentesis
  • analysis
  • anaphylaxis
  • asbestosis
  • atherosclerosis
  • basis
  • beschloss's
  • biosys
  • cassis
  • cedras's
  • cedras's
  • consis
  • dedominicis
  • dialysis
  • dimitrius's
  • duplessis
  • electrophoresis
  • electrophoresis

How do you pronounce emphasis?

Pronounce emphasis as ˈɛmfəsɪs.

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How to spell emphasis? Is it empasis? Or emphas? Common misspellings are:

  • empasis
  • emphas

Sentences with emphasis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Even if you are surrounded by friends, you might place your emphasis on every negative social encounter.

Quotes about emphasis

1. Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.
- Brad Pitt

2. Cheeses crusty, got all musty, got damp on the stone of a peach,” I agreed. He looked blank, so I repeated it with proper emphasis. “ ChEEZ-zes crusty. Got Al -musty. Got DAMp on the StoneofapeaCH.
- Patricia Briggs, Iron Kissed

3. But spending your life concentrating on death is like watching a whole movie and thinking only about the credits that are going to roll at the end. It’s a mistake of emphasis.
- Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist

2. emphasis

noun. ['ˈɛmfəsɪs'] intensity or forcefulness of expression.


  • overemphasis
  • vehemence
  • intensity


  • foreground
  • skew
  • blur
  • unclearness

3. emphasis

noun. ['ˈɛmfəsɪs'] special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g..


  • topicalization


  • inelegance
  • inessentiality

4. emphasis

noun. ['ˈɛmfəsɪs'] the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch).


  • prosody
  • word accent
  • sentence stress
  • accent
  • accentuation
  • tonic accent
  • word stress
  • pitch accent
  • inflection


  • soften
  • indistinctness
  • softness
  • littleness