1. spoken with emphasis
- an emphatic word
2. sudden and strong
- an emphatic no
3. forceful and definite in expression or action
- the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty
Sentences with emphatic as an adjective:
- He gave me an emphatic no when I asked him out.
1. (phonology) An emphatic consonant.
2. (linguistics) A word or phrase adding emphasis, such as "a lot" or "really".