suspension points


plural noun Printing.

a series of periods used as an ellipsis.

Nearby words

  1. suspenser,
  2. suspensible,
  3. suspension,
  4. suspension bridge,
  5. suspension point,
  6. suspensive,
  7. suspensively,
  8. suspensoid,
  9. suspensor,
  10. suspensory

Origin of suspension points

First recorded in 1915–20

Also called breaks, suspension periods.

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