- emphatick (obsolete)
From Ancient Greek ἐμφατικός (emphatikós, “emphatic”), from ἐμφαίνω (emphaínō, “I show, present”), from ἐν (en, “in”) + φαίνω (phaínō, “I shine, show”); related to ἔμφασις (émphasis) and English emphasis.
- Characterized by emphasis; forceful.
- 2012 June 28, Jamie Jackson, “Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol shocked by miracle win over Rafael Nadal”, in the Guardian:
- Yet when play restarted the Czech was a train that kept on running over Nadal. After breaking Nadal in the opening game of the final set, he went 2-0 up and later took the count to 4-2 with yet another emphatic ace – one of his 22 throughout.
- Stated with conviction.
- He gave me an emphatic no when I asked him out.
- (grammar) Belonging to a set of English tense forms comprising the auxiliary verb do + an infinitive without to.
- (phonology) Belonging to a series of obstruent consonants in several Afro-Asiatic languages that are distinguished by a guttural (co-)articulation.
- Antonym: plain
- (phonology, archaic except in layman’s use) Referring to the above consonants as well as /ħ/ and /ʕ/ (these being seen as emphatic equivalents of /h/ and /ʔ/).
characterized by emphasis
stated with conviction
belonging to set of English tense forms comprising the auxiliary verb 'do' + an infinitive without 'to'
of emphatic consonants
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emphatic (plural emphatics)
- (phonology) An emphatic consonant.
- (linguistics) A word or phrase adding emphasis, such as "a lot" or "really".