emphasisnoun [C or U]uk /ˈem.fə.sɪs/ us /ˈem.fə.sɪs/ (plural emphases )
- Too much emphasis is placed on the desirability of being thin.
- The school puts a lot of emphasis on teaching children to read and write.
- You can never place enough emphasis upon the importance of safety.
- Words are sometimes italicized for emphasis.
- She placed the emphasis on the word 'soon'.