Hyphenation for “berth”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “berth”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "berth" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “berth” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „berth“ ⟶ „berth“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "berth"

berth >> /bərθ/

Definition: [transitive verb] Moor (a ship) in its allotted place.
Example: these modern ships can almost berth themselves

Synonyms of "berth"

moor | berth | harbour | be at anchor | tie up |

Definition: [transitive verb] (of a passenger ship) provide a sleeping place for (someone).
Example: Many of the passengers were berthed in the aircraft hangars, and although the hangar doors had been welded shut to give them some security, nothing could be done in a tempest like this to make anyone feel safe.

Synonyms of "berth"

accommodate | sleep | provide beds for | put up | house | shelter | lodge |

Definition: [noun] A ship's allotted place at a wharf or dock.
Example: the vessel had left its berth

Synonyms of "berth"

docking site | anchorage | mooring |

Definition: [noun] A fixed bed or bunk on a ship, train, or other means of transport.
Example: I'll sleep in the upper berth

Synonyms of "berth"

bunk | bed | bunk bed | cot | couch | hammock |

Definition: [noun] (often in a sports context) a situation or position in an organization or event.

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