Pronunciation: /ˈhīfəˌnāt /[with object]
- Write with a hyphen: (as adjective hyphenated) a hyphenated surnameMore example sentences
- On his appointment, he altered his surname by hyphenating a family name to avoid misunderstanding.
- But as a young man he decided to acquire a double-barrelled name by hyphenating his middle name, Grant, to the Ferris.
- I mean, isn't that what oddly hyphenated phrases are all about?
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- A person who is active in more than one occupation or sphere: as a supreme hyphenate, she was prepared to carry a heavy load as the director-producer-star of her new filmMore example sentences
- Now I might become what the Americans call a hyphenate - a writer-director.
- He is a bonafide player - a multiple hyphenate who has done virtually everything that can be done in front of or behind a camera.
- Said hyphenate's name is Josh, and his film, Winter Solstice, is about the millionth variation on a tried-and-true template.
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- Jackson's family originally wanted the name changed entirely, while Hartsfield's family opposed the hyphenation.
- A similarly important issue is the hyphenation of ‘Asian-Canadian’ within the headline and text of the review.
- That's about when hyphenation was seized upon as a solution to surname patriarchy.
More definitions of hyphenateDefinition of hyphenate in:
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