Emphatic



[em-fat-ik] /ɛmˈfæt ɪk/

adjective
1.
uttered, or to be uttered, with ; strongly expressive.
2.
using in speech or action.
3.
forceful; insistent:
a big, emphatic man; I must be emphatic about this particular.
4.
very impressive or significant; strongly marked; striking:
the emphatic beauty of sunset.
5.
clearly or boldly outlined:
It stands, like a great, stone dagger, emphatic against the sky.
6.
Grammar. of or relating to a form used to add , especially, in English, stressed auxiliary do in affirmative statements, as in He did call you or I do like it.
7.
Phonetics. having a secondary velar articulation, as certain dental consonants in Arabic.
noun
8.
an emphatic consonant.
/ɪmˈfætɪk/
adjective
1.
expressed, spoken, or done with emphasis
2.
forceful and positive; definite; direct: an emphatic personality
3.
sharp or clear in form, contour, or outline
4.
important or significant; stressed: the emphatic points in an argument
5.
(phonetics) denoting certain dental consonants of Arabic that are pronounced with accompanying pharyngeal constriction
noun
6.
(phonetics) an emphatic consonant, as used in Arabic
adj.

1708, from Greek emphatikos, variant of emphantikos, from emphainein (see emphasis). Emphatical is earlier (1550s). Related: Emphatically.

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