Definition of em dash in US English:

em dash


  • A long dash used in punctuation.

    • ‘For example, it automatically creates en and em dashes when you use two or three hyphens.’
    • ‘He freely modernizes punctuation, which is fine, but is generous in the use of em dashes, so that in his letters he sounds like a breathless Jane Austen heroine.’
    • ‘After all, once you've learned the difference between a hyphen and an em dash, there is no going back.’
    • ‘I've decided to embrace em dashes and ellipses - knowing full well that some browsers and operating systems will display question marks instead.’


em dash

/ˈem ˌdaSH/