suspension points

plural noun

chiefly British
: usually three spaced periods used to show the omission of a word or word group from a written context

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suspension points was in 1919

Dictionary Entries Near suspension points

Cite this Entry

“Suspension points.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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