• (America) IPA: /ˈʌndɚˌlaɪn/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈʌndəˌlaɪn/
  • (America, alternative pronunciation of the verb) IPA: /ˌʌndɚˈlaɪn/
  • (RP, alternative pronunciation of the verb) IPA: /ˌʌndəˈlaɪn/

underline (plural underlines)

  1. A line placed underneath a piece of text in order to provide emphasis or to indicate that it should be viewed in italics or (in electronic documents) that it acts as a hyperlink.
  2. The character _.
  3. (dated) An announcement of a theatrical performance to follow, placed in an advertisement for the current one.
Translations Translations Verb

underline (underlines, present participle underlining; past and past participle underlined)

  1. To draw a line underneath something, especially to add emphasis; to underscore
  2. (figuratively) To emphasise or stress something
  3. (figurative, obsolete) To influence secretly.
    • By mere chance in appearance, though underlined with a providence, they had a full light of the infanta.
Translations Translations Adjective

underline (not comparable)

  1. Passing under a railway line.
    • 1950, Leonora Fry, C. W. Huxtable, Get to know: British railways (page 26)
      Just as it was sometimes necessary to lower the road to take it beneath an underline bridge, so in this case it might be necessary to raise it.

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