What does the word hyphen mean?

Usage examples for hyphen

  1. Chicken coop is spelled once with and once without the hyphen. – Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  2. A hyphen is also inserted in the long word as it extends over one line to the next. – Bacon is Shake-Speare by Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence
  3. In the first sentence the use of the hyphen in twenty- one did not make much difference. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
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