Hyphenation for “jams”

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

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 "jams"

jams >> dʒam

Definition: [verb] squeeze or pack tightly into a specified space.
Example: four of us were jammed in one compartment

Synonyms of "jams"

stuff | shove | force | ram | thrust | wedge | press | push | stick | squeeze | compress | confine | cram | pack | sandwich | insert | crowd | pile | throng | occupy | fill | overfill | overcrowd | obstruct | block | clog | congest | mob |

Definition: [verb] become or make unable to move or work due to a part seizing up or becoming stuck.
Example: the photocopier jammed

Synonyms of "jams"

stick | become stuck | catch | seize (up) | become immobilized | become unable to move | become fixed | become wedged | become lodged | become trapped | immobilize | paralyse | disable | cripple | deactivate | put out of action | make inoperative | stop | halt | bring to a halt | bring to a standstill |

Definition: [verb] improvise with other musicians, especially in jazz or blues.
Example: he had the opportunity to jam with Atlanta blues musicians

Synonyms of "jams"

Definition: [noun] an instance of a thing seizing or becoming stuck.
Example: paper jams

Synonyms of "jams"

Definition: [noun] an awkward situation or predicament.
Example: I'm in a jam

Synonyms of "jams"

predicament | plight | tricky situation | ticklish situation | awkward situation | spot of trouble | bit of bother | difficulty | problem | puzzle | quandary | dilemma | muddle | mess | quagmire | mire | imbroglio | mare's nest | dire straits | with nowhere to turn | comess | pickle | stew | sticky situation | fix | hole | scrape | bind | (tight) spot | (tight) corner | fine kettle of fish | how-do-you-do | hot water | deep water | spot of bother |

Definition: [noun] an improvised performance by a group of musicians, especially in jazz or blues.

Synonyms of "jams"

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