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em dash

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noun Printing.

a dash one em long.

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Nearby words

elytron, elytrum, elzevir, elzevir, louis, em, em dash, em pica, em quad, em-, emaciate, emaciated
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Examples from the Web for em dash

  • Inserted second em-dash in the index entry for "Mont Blanc:" "— —, second ascent of."

    The Glaciers of the Alps|John Tyndall

British Dictionary definitions for em dash

em dash

em rule


noun

printing a dash (—) one em long
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