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em dash


noun Printing.

a dash one em long.


How To Use The Em DashEm Dash: What is it and how do you use it? An em dash is a punctuation mark that can be used in many ways. What about the en dash vs em dash?

Nearby words

elytron, elytrum, elzevir, elzevir, louis, em, em dash, em pica, em quad, em-, emaciate, emaciated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


printing a dash (—) one em long
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