Definition of en dash in English:

en dash

Syllabification: en dash

noun

  • A short dash, the width of an en, used in punctuation.
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    • The en dash (-) is the width of a letter 'n' and is used to indicate an interval. e.g. Information about the London - Paris flight is on pages 4-7.
    • An en dash - so called because it is the width of the letter 'n' - is appropriate to separate a clause within a sentence; it is, however, over-used.
    • An en dash - with normal word spaces on either side - is much more poised, and less ruinous to the quality of text.

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