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English definition of “hyphen”


noun [C]  /ˈhɑɪ·fən/ us  
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
verb [T]  /ˈhɑɪ·fəˌneɪt/ us  
She hyphenates her first name, Anne-Marie.
(Definition of hyphen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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