English Edit

Etymology Edit

From under- +‎ score.

Pronunciation Edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʌn.də(ɹ)ˌskɔː(ɹ)/
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Noun Edit

underscore (plural underscores)

  1. A line drawn or printed beneath text; the character _.
    Synonyms: underline, low line
  2. (music) A piece of background music.

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Verb Edit

underscore (third-person singular simple present underscores, present participle underscoring, simple past and past participle underscored)

  1. To underline; to mark a line beneath text.
    • 2011, Matt Aimonetti, MacRuby: The Definitive Guide: Ruby and Cocoa on OS X, page 14:
      By convention, Rubyists usually underscore their method names.
  2. To emphasize or draw attention to.
    I wish to underscore the importance of proper formatting.
    • 1986, Richard Bauman, Story, Performance, and Event: Contextual Studies of Oral Narrative:
      The tale thus underscores in expressive form the semiparadoxical fact that traders can lie by telling the truth.

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