Definition of em dash in English:

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em dash

Pronunciation: /ˈem ˌdaSH/

noun

A long dash used in punctuation.
Example sentences
  • After all, once you've learned the difference between a hyphen and an em dash, there is no going back.
  • For example, it automatically creates en and em dashes when you use two or three hyphens.
  • I've decided to embrace em dashes and ellipses - knowing full well that some browsers and operating systems will display question marks instead.

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Syllabification: em dash

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