Hyphenation for “black”

Showing how to split the syllables of “black”.

What is the correct hyphenation for “black”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "black" 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 “black” 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: „black“ ⟶ „black“.

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 "black"

black >> /blæk/

Definition: [transitive verb] Make (something) black; blacken.

Synonyms of "black"

blacken | darken |

Definition: [transitive verb] Refuse to handle (goods), undertake (work), or have dealings with (a person or business) as a way of taking industrial action.

Synonyms of "black"

boycott | embargo | place an embargo on | put an embargo on | blacklist | ban | bar | proscribe |

Definition: [noun] Black color or pigment.
Example: a tray decorated in black and green

Definition: [noun] A member of a dark-skinned people, especially one of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry.
Example: The living conditions for South African whites and blacks were extremely divergent.

Definition: [noun] The situation of not owing money to a bank or of making a profit in a business operation.
Example: I managed to break even in the first six months—quite a short time for a small business to get into the black

Synonyms of "black"

in credit | in funds | debt-free | out of debt | solvent | financially sound | able to pay one's debts | creditworthy | of good financial standing | solid | secure | profit-making | profitable |

Definition: [adjective] Of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white.
Example: black smoke

Synonyms of "black"

dark | pitch black | as black as pitch | pitch-dark | jet black | inky | coal black | blackish |

Definition: [adjective] Belonging to or denoting any human group having dark-colored skin, especially of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry.Relating to black people.
Example: he discusses the position of black people in America

Definition: [adjective] (of a period of time or situation) characterized by tragic or disastrous events; causing despair or pessimism.
Example: five thousand men were killed on the blackest day of the war

Synonyms of "black"

tragic | disastrous | calamitous | catastrophic | cataclysmic | ruinous | devastating | fatal | fateful | wretched | woeful | grievous | lamentable | miserable | dire | unfortunate | awful | terrible |

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