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hyphennoun [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.
(Definition of hyphen from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"hyphen" in British English

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hyphennoun [C]

uk   /ˈhaɪ.fən/  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.
(Definition of hyphen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hyphen”
in Korean 하이픈…
in Arabic شَرطة (-)…
in Malaysian tanda sengkang…
in French trait d’union…
in Russian дефис…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連字號…
in Italian trattino…
in Turkish tire (-), ara çizgi…
in Polish łącznik, kreseczka…
in Spanish guión…
in Vietnamese dấu nối…
in Portuguese hífen…
in Thai เครื่องหมายยัติภังค์…
in German der Bindestrich…
in Catalan guionet…
in Japanese ハイフン(-)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连字符…
in Indonesian garis pendek…
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