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Hyphenation for “grasses”

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

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 "grasses"

grasses >> ɡrɑːs

Definition: [noun] vegetation consisting of typically short plants with long, narrow leaves, growing wild or cultivated on lawns and pasture, and as a fodder crop.


Synonyms of "grasses"

turf | greenery | green | sod | lawn | field | pasture | meadow | grassland | grasslands | blades of grass | veld | sward | mead | lea |


Definition: [noun] a mainly herbaceous plant with jointed stems and spikes of small wind-pollinated flowers, predominant in grass.


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Definition: [noun] cannabis.


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Definition: [noun] a police informer.


Synonyms of "grasses"

informer | mole | stool pigeon | snitch | snout | stoolie | whistle-blower | snake in the grass | rat | scab | nose | nark | supergrass | fink |


Definition: [verb] cover (an area of ground) with grass.
Example: the railway tracks were mostly grassed over

Synonyms of "grasses"

cover with grass | grass over | turf | lay grass on |


Definition: [verb] inform the police of someone's criminal activities or plans.
Example: someone had grassed on the thieves

Synonyms of "grasses"

inform | tell | give away | betray | denounce | sell out | be a Judas to | blow the whistle | rat | peach | squeal | squeak | tell tales about | spill the beans about | sell down the river | sneak | shop | stitch up | do the dirty | split | grass up | drop a/the dime | finger | rat out | job | dob | pimp | pool | shelf | put someone's pot on | point the bone at | tout | delate |


Definition: [verb] catch and bring (a fish) to the riverbank.
Example: anglers grassed 294 trout

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Definition: [verb] knock (someone) down.


Synonyms of "grasses"


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