verb (used with object)
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Origin of hyphen
OTHER WORDS FROM hyphenhy·phen·ic [hahy-fen-ik], /haɪˈfɛn ɪk/, adjectivede·hy·phen, verb (used with object)un·hy·phened, adjective
Words nearby hyphen
Example sentences from the Web for hyphen
When you talk about Debbie Allen, you need to realize that hyphens will not get you anywhere close to wrapping your head around what she has accomplished.
It’s become common enough since it was first recorded in the 1910s that we write it out as a single—one word, not two, without a hyphen.
A hyphen is part of the common spelling: daylight-saving time.
He belonged to the branch of the family that owns the hyphen and most of the money.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
If the capital-letter be retained where a prefix is put to a proper name, the hyphen is obviously necessary.
The hyphen distinguishes the etymological meaning of these words as distinguished from their derived and ordinary meaning.
When the combination is likely to be misunderstood, modern editors generally put a hyphen between the two words.Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins
Taken out hyphen for 'woman-kind', majority are 'womankind'.Dryden's Works Vol. 3 (of 18)|John Dryden
British Dictionary definitions for hyphen
Word Origin for hyphen
Cultural definitions for hyphen
A punctuation mark (-) used in some compound words, such as self-motivation, seventy-five, and mother-in-law. A hyphen is also used to divide a word at the end of a line of type. Hyphens may appear only between syllables. Thus com-pound is properly hyphenated, but compo-und is not.