Hyphenation for “curls”

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

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 "curls"

curls >> /kəːl/

Definition: [verb] Form or cause to form into a curved or spiral shape.
Example: her fingers curled round the microphone

Synonyms of "curls"

wind | twine | entwine | wrap |

Definition: [verb] (in weight training) lift (a weight) using only the hands, wrists, and forearms.
Example: slowly curl the barbell to shoulder height

Definition: [verb] Play at the game of curling.
Example: during the severe spell in 1740, men curled on the pond

Definition: [noun] Something in the shape of a spiral or coil, especially a lock of hair.
Example: her blonde hair was a mass of tangled curls

Synonyms of "curls"

ringlet | corkscrew | coil | kink | wave |

Definition: [noun] A weightlifting exercise involving movement of only the hands, wrists, and forearms.
Example: a dumb-bell curl

Definition: [noun] A function giving a measure of the rotation of a vector field.

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