Definition of word break in English:

word break

Syllabification: word break
(also word division)


  • A point at which a word is split between two lines of text by means of a hyphen.
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    • All the word breaks and line lengths have been worked out for them; when a line has a few extra characters, and needs to be slightly condensed, the text is highlighted in green.
    • And of course Syriac has, like all Semitic languages, word breaks.
    • In 1986, the Press published a third work, The Oxford Spelling Dictionary, compiled by R. E. Allen, which also gives word divisions.

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