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Emphasis

emphasis

noun

the extra loudness with which you say a particular phrase, word, or part of a word so that people give special attention to it

accent

noun

the correct emphasis on a particular part of a word or phrase when you say it

stress

noun

the emphasis that you put on a particular word or syllable (=part of a word) by pronouncing it more loudly or with greater force than other words or syllables

hyperbole

noun

a way of emphasizing what you are saying by describing it as far more extreme than it really is

accent

noun

a special emphasis given to something

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