Hyphenation for “dips”

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

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 "dips"

dips >> /dɪp/

Definition: [verb] Put or let something down quickly or briefly in or into (liquid)
Example: he dipped a brush in the paint

Synonyms of "dips"

immerse | submerge | plunge | duck | dunk | lower | sink |

Definition: [verb] Put a hand or implement into (a bag or container) in order to take something out.
Example: Ian dipped into his briefcase and pulled out a photograph

Synonyms of "dips"

reach into | put one's hand into |

Definition: [verb] Sink, drop, or slope downwards.
Example: the sun had dipped below the horizon

Synonyms of "dips"

sink | set | drop | drop down | go down | fall | descend |

Definition: [verb] Miss an opportunity; fail.

Definition: [verb] Pick (someone's pocket).

Definition: [noun] A brief swim.
Example: they cooled off by taking a dip in the pool

Synonyms of "dips"

swim | bathe | dive | plunge | splash | paddle |

Definition: [noun] A thick sauce in which pieces of food are dipped before eating.
Example: tasty garlic dip

Synonyms of "dips"

sauce | dressing | relish | creamy mixture |

Definition: [noun] A brief downward slope followed by an upward one.
Example: the big hedge at the bottom of the dip

Synonyms of "dips"

slope | incline | decline | slant | descent | cant |

Definition: [noun] The extent to which something is angled downward from the horizontal.
Example: However, high cliffs make access to the base of sections difficult and dangerous to log, and the low angle of dip minimizes the practicality of logging smaller cliffs.

Definition: [noun] Powdered or finely cut tobacco that is held in the mouth, typically between the gums and lip, rather than smoked.

Definition: [noun] A stupid or foolish person.

Synonyms of "dips"

idiot | halfwit | nincompoop | blockhead | buffoon | dunce | dolt | ignoramus | cretin | imbecile | dullard | moron | simpleton | clod |

Definition: [noun] A pickpocket.

Definition: [noun] A candle made by immersing a wick repeatedly in hot wax.

Synonyms of "dips"

candle | spill | wick | night light |

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