What is another word for hyphen?

Pronunciation: [hˈa͡ɪfən] (IPA)

A hyphen is a punctuation mark (-) used to join words, indicating a relationship between them. Other words with similar meanings to hyphen include dash, en dash, em dash, minus sign and even stroke. A dash is longer than a hyphen and is used to separate independent clauses or to emphasize a point. An en dash is slightly longer than a hyphen and is used to indicate a range or connection between two things. An em dash is the longest of the three and is used to indicate a break in thought or emphasis. A minus sign is used to indicate subtraction in mathematics, while even stroke is another term for a forward slash (/) or a vertical bar (|).

What are the paraphrases for Hyphen?

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  • Equivalence

    • Proper noun, singular
    • Noun, singular or mass

What are the hypernyms for Hyphen?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Hyphen?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Hyphen

Obvious typographical errors have been altered, for example where a word was duplicated or a letter duplicated around a hyphen.
"An Old Sailor's Yarns"
Nathaniel Ames
Examples of this could include a space, a leading hyphen, or maybe a quotation mark.
"Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage"
John Goerzen and Ossama Othman
It gives a rill sensation of a hyphen.
"Friendship Village"
Zona Gale

Famous quotes with Hyphen

  • I want to be an American — without the hyphen.
    Pauli Murray
  • There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts 'native' before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as anyone else.
    Theodore Roosevelt

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