emphasise vs underscore what difference

what is difference between emphasise and underscore

English

Verb

emphasise (third-person singular simple present emphasises, present participle emphasising, simple past and past participle emphasised)

  1. (British) Alternative spelling of emphasize

Usage notes

The “s” spelling has co-existed with the “z” spelling for at least 150 years (Thackeray wrote emphasised), and is becoming more common in the UK, with the “z” spelling slowly falling out of usage.

Anagrams

  • semiheaps


English

Etymology

From under- +‎ score.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

underscore (plural underscores)

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

Translations

Verb

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.

Translations

See also

  • underbar

Typography


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