from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Expressed or performed with emphasis.
- adjective Forceful and definite in expression or action.
- adjective Standing out in a striking and clearly defined way.
- adjective Linguistics Pharyngealized, velarized, or ejective. Used of consonants in Semitic languages.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Uttered, or to be uttered, with emphasis or stress of voice: as, the emphatic words in a sentence.
- Forcibly significant; expressive; impressive: as, an emphatic gesture.
- Synonyms Expressive, earnest, energetic, striking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Uttered with emphasis; made prominent and impressive by a peculiar stress of voice; laying stress; deserving of stress or emphasis; forcible; impressive; strong
- adjective Striking the sense; attracting special attention; impressive; forcible.
- adjective Forceful and definite in expression or action; -- of statements, actions, or sections of documents.
- adjective Sudden and strong; -- of statements.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Characterized by
- adjective Stated with
- adjective belonging to set of English tense forms comprising the auxiliary verb
do+ an infinitive without to
- adjective phonology of
obstruent consonantsin Semiticlanguages.
- noun phonology an emphatic consonant
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective forceful and definite in expression or action
- adjective sudden and strong
- adjective spoken with emphasis
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Only slighly less annoying—and a by product of using emphasis too often—is what I call the emphatic emphasis: emphasizing a sentence or phrase with, for example, italics, and then emphasizing again a word within the phrase with bold, underlining, or caps.
Young finally ended the competition in emphatic fashion.
I use the word emphatic rather than like because it is not always essential that we have to particularly warm to the company of thecharacters whose journey that we are watching on screen.
The Celtics bounced back from back-to-back losses in emphatic fashion, beating the Sacramento Kings 108-63 Sunday night in one of the most one-sided wins in franchise history.
Indeed, so emphatic is his artistic and, with it, social affectation that, when the novel's title character calls him a cook, he takes this as an affront to his honor: 'I am Chevalier de Juillet,' said [Mirobolant] ..., slapping his breast, 'and he has insulted me ....
The Jaguars routed the Oakland Raiders 49-11 on Sunday, clinching a postseason spot in emphatic, yet quiet, fashion.
Host Germany took third in emphatic fashion behind Schweinsteiger's goals.
Led by their three-time MVP, Green Bay answered in emphatic fashion.
He gesticulated violently, and delivered himself in short, emphatic sentences, interlarded, I am sorry to say, with rather too many of those objectionable expletives that an ex-slave-overseer may be supposed to be addicted to.
Unless it is desired to make the phrase emphatic, or to break the continuity of the thought, the growing usage among writers is not to set it off.