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English definition of “hyphen”

hyphen

noun [C]     /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'. → Compare dash nounPunctuation dash nounGrammar:HyphensHyphens are a form of dash (-) which we use between words or parts of words.See more
(Definition of hyphen noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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