underscore


1un·der·score

verb \ˈən-dər-ˌskr\

: to emphasize (something) or show the importance of (something)

: to draw a line under (something)

Full Definition of UNDERSCORE

transitive verb
1
:  to draw a line under :  underline
2
:  to make evident :  emphasize, stress <arrived early to underscore the importance of the occasion>
3
:  to provide (action on film) with accompanying music

Examples of UNDERSCORE

  1. These failures underscore the difficulty of what we're attempting to do.
  2. The President's visit underscores the administration's commitment to free trade.
  3. She underscored the most important points.

First Known Use of UNDERSCORE

1771

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, widow

2underscore

noun

Definition of UNDERSCORE

1
:  a line drawn under a word or line especially for emphasis or to indicate intent to italicize
2
:  music accompanying the action and dialogue of a film

First Known Use of UNDERSCORE

1901

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow

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