Hyphenation for “familiar”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “familiar”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "familiar" 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 “familiar” 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: „familiar“ ⟶ „fa-mil-iar“.

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 "familiar"

familiar >> fəˈmɪlɪə

Definition: [adjective] well known from long or close association.
Example: their faces will be familiar to many of you

Synonyms of "familiar"

Definition: [adjective] in close friendship; intimate.
Example: she had not realized they were on such familiar terms

Synonyms of "familiar"

close | intimate | dear | near | confidential | bosom | friendly | neighbourly | sociable | amicable | easy | pally | chummy | matey | buddy-buddy | palsy-walsy | thick | thick as thieves |

Definition: [noun] a demon supposedly attending and obeying a witch, often said to assume the form of an animal.
Example: her familiars were her two little griffons that nested in her skirts

Synonyms of "familiar"

Definition: [noun] a close friend or associate.

Synonyms of "familiar"

Definition: [noun] (in the Roman Catholic Church) a person rendering certain services in a pope's or bishop's household.

Synonyms of "familiar"

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