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hyphen

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.fən/
B2 the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next: There are hyphens in "well-to-do".
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  • Where should I put the hyphen to break the word 'authority'?
  • There is a hyphen between the two names.
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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