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English noun: hyphen

1. hyphen (communication) a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text


Synonymsdash


Broader (hypernym)punctuation, punctuation mark


English verb: hyphen

1. hyphen (creation) divide or connect with a hyphen


SamplesHyphenate these words and names.


Synonymshyphenate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)spell, write









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