Hyphenation for “countries”

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

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 "countries"

countries >> /ˈkʌntri/

Definition: [noun] A nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory.
Example: the country's increasingly precarious economic position

Synonyms of "countries"

state | nation | sovereign state | kingdom | realm | territory | province | principality | palatinate | duchy | empire | commonwealth |

Definition: [noun] Districts and small settlements outside large urban areas or the capital.
Example: the airfield is right out in the country

Synonyms of "countries"

countryside | green belt | great outdoors |

Definition: [noun] An area or region with regard to its physical features.
Example: a tract of wild country

Synonyms of "countries"

terrain | land | territory | parts |

Definition: [noun] short for country music

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