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A long dash used in punctuation.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
em dash/ˈem ˌdaSH/
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