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hyphen

noun hy·phen \ ˈhī-fən \

Definition of hyphen

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

hyphenless

play \ˈhī-fən-ləs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology 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

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hyphen

verb

Definition of hyphen

transitive verb

First Known Use of hyphen

1814

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HYPHEN Defined for English Language Learners

hyphen

noun

Definition of hyphen for English Language Learners

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


HYPHEN Defined for Kids

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hyphen

noun hy·phen \ ˈhī-fən \

Definition of hyphen for Students

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

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hyphen

verb

Definition of hyphen for Students

hyphened; hyphening


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