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
A hyphen is part of the common spelling: daylight-saving time.
The hyphen was a very important part of the name, and Mrs. Scrivener-Yapling always insisted upon it.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories|Robert Barr
Where the printed text introduces a hyphen at end-of-line, the hyphen is retained only if that variant is otherwise predominant.West African studies|Mary Henrietta Kingsley
The angle of a cypher, which might play the part of a hyphen in ordinary type, alone tells them what numeral is intended.
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.