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 british english:

“… elect harris on their emphatic win in …”

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.

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