Meaning of “emphasis” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] uk us /ˈemfəsɪs/ (plural emphases /ˈemfəsiːz/)

B2 particular importance or attention that you give to something:

Schools are starting to place/put greater emphasis on passing exams.

the extra force that you give to a word or part of a word when you are saying it:

The emphasis is on the final syllable.

(Definition of “emphasis” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)