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EtymologyEdit

From under- +‎ score.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

underscore (plural underscores)

  1. An underline; a line drawn or printed beneath text; the character _.
  2. (music) A piece of background music.

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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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