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hyphenate

hy·phen·ate

hyphenate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: haI f neIt
inflections: hyphenated, hyphenates, hyphenating
definition: to write, connect, or divide with a hyphen.
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: haI f nIt [or] haI f neIt
definition: a person who functions in two or more professional capacities.
As a talk show host, she frequently interviews singer-songwriters, actor-directors, and other such hyphenates.
derivation: hyphenation (n.)