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Definition of hyphen:

  1. A mark or short dash, thus [-], placed at the end of a line which terminates with a syllable of a word, the remainder of which is carried to the next line; or between the parts of many a compound word; as in fine- leaved, clear- headed. It is also sometimes used to separate the syllables of words.
  2. To connect with, or separate by, a hyphen, as two words or the parts of a word.


flair, bolt, style, panache, sprint, dash, dah, elan, hyphenate.

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