em dash

  1. a dash one em long.

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How to use em dash in a sentence

  • The Authors em-dash and long dash styles have been retained.

    On Your Mark! | Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Also reformatted Manchester Guardian attribution to include em-dash for consistency with other quotation attributions.

    A Little Fleet | Jack B. Yeats
  • They gave him the marble heart in the loud three-em dash newspaper style of emphasis.

  • The authors em-dash and punctuation/endquote styles have been retained.

    Dust of the Desert | Robert Welles Ritchie
  • The authors em-dash and long dash styles have been retained.

    Quarter-Back Bates | Ralph Henry Barbour

British Dictionary definitions for em dash

em dash

  1. printing a dash (—) one em long

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