Definitions

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  • adjective Without a hyphen.

Etymologies

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hyphen +‎ -less

Examples

  • The article trumpets the quest for the notorious Merry-Widow Murderer with a hyphen, who is referred to later in the same article, however, as the hyphenless Merry Widow Murderer.

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • Hyphens at line break were retained unless the word was consistently hyphenless elsewhere.

    The accomplisht cook or, The art & mystery of cookery

  • Initial and final hyphens can indicate fragments of a word: con -, - or -, - ly. foréver is never hyphenated, though it can be written as two words, as for example in for éver and éver. pôstcàrd has lost its hyphen: once, in Britain, postcards had their name printed on them as two words. díshẁasher, boòkcase and êmâil are now also among the hyphenless.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Initial and final hyphens can indicate fragments of a word: con -, - or -, - ly. foréver is never hyphenated, though it can be written as two words, as for example in for éver and éver. pôstcàrd has lost its hyphen: once, in Britain, postcards had their name printed on them as two words. díshẁasher, boòkcase and êmâil are now also among the hyphenless.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

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