em dash

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noun Printing.

a dash one em long.

Nearby words

  1. elytron,
  2. elytrum,
  3. elzevir,
  4. elzevir, louis,
  5. em,
  6. em pica,
  7. em quad,
  8. em-,
  9. emaciate,
  10. 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."



British Dictionary definitions for em dash

em dash

em rule

noun

printing a dash (—) one em long
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