how to pronounce emphatic


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the above transcription of emphatic is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

emphatic is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of emphatic in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… pretty emphatic no you know what's …”

meanings of emphatic


  1. Belonging to a set of English tense forms comprising the auxiliary verb do + an infinitive without to.
  2. (phonology) Belonging to a series of obstruent consonants in several Semitic languages that are distinguished from both voiced and voiceless consonants by a certain phonetic feature or features.
  3. Pharyngealized consonants in Arabic, Hebrew, and other Northwest Semitic languages.
  4. Characterized by emphasis; forceful.
  5. Stated with conviction.
  6. Ejectives in Ge'ez, Amharic, and other Ethiopic Semitic languages.


  1. A word or phrase adding emphasis, such as "a lot" or "really".
  2. An emphatic consonant.

emphatic frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word emphatic occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics emphatic can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that emphatic can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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