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hyphen

noun [C]  us   /ˈhɑɪ·fən/
the mark (-) used in writing to join two words together, or between the syllables of a word when it is divided at the end of a line of text
hyphenate
verb [T]  us   /ˈhɑɪ·fəˌneɪt/
She hyphenates her first name, Anne-Marie.
Translations of “hyphen”
in Arabic شَرطة (-)…
in Korean 하이픈…
in Malaysian tanda sengkang…
in French trait d’union…
in Turkish tire (-), ara çizgi…
in Italian trattino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連字號…
in Russian дефис…
in Polish łącznik, kreseczka…
in Vietnamese dấu nối…
in Spanish guión…
in Portuguese hífen…
in Thai เครื่องหมายยัติภังค์…
in German der Bindestrich…
in Catalan guionet…
in Japanese ハイフン(-)…
in Indonesian garis pendek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连字符…
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