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line break Syllabification: line break

Definition of line break in English:

noun

Printing
The point at which two lines of text are split; the end of a line: even the freest free verse must justify its rhythms and line breaks
More example sentences
  • Due to necessities of formatting, line breaks in the transcription are distorted.
  • Her line breaks are uniquely hers, beautifully jolting without any winking self-congratulation.
  • The odd, unexpected rhyme can come like an oasis in a desert of (seemingly) disconnected thought and jarring line breaks.

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