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hyphen

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noun hy·phen \ˈhī-fən\

Simple Definition of hyphen

  • : a punctuation mark - that is used to connect words or parts of words

Full Definition of hyphen

  1. :  a punctuation mark - used especially to divide or to compound words, word elements, or numbers

hy·phen·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Origin of hyphen

Late Latin & Greek; Late Latin, from Greek, from hyph' hen under one, from hypo under + hen, neuter of heis one — more at up, same


First Known Use: circa 1620

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Rhymes with hyphen


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hyphen

verb hy·phen

Definition of hyphen

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  hyphenate



1814

First Known Use of hyphen

1814

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HYPHEN Defined for Kids

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hyphen

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noun hy·phen \ˈhī-fən\

Definition of hyphen

  1. :  a mark - used to divide or to connect words or word elements




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hyphen

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verb hy·phen

Definition of hyphen

hy·phenedhy·phen·ing





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