soft hyphen


noun

a hyphen that is used only in breaking a word at the end of a line of text.

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British Dictionary definitions for soft hyphen

soft hyphen

noun

a hyphen, used in word processing to divide a word, which prints only when it appears at the end of a lineAlso called: optional hyphen
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