Emphasis

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Emphasis or emphatic may refer to:

Communication[edit]

  • Emphasis (telecommunications), intentional alteration of the amplitude-vs.-frequency characteristics of the signal meant to reduce adverse effects of noise
  • Cultural emphasis, alleged tendency of a language's vocabulary to detail elements of the speakers' culture

Writing[edit]

Linguistics[edit]

  • Emphatic consonant, member of a phonological category of consonants in Semitic languages
  • Prosodic stress, speaking an important word more loudly or slowly so that it stands out
  • Do-support, a way to using additional words to call attention to important words
  • Intensifier, a way to using additional words to call attention to important words

Music[edit]

Other uses[edit]

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