Hyphenation for “leagues”

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

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 "leagues"

leagues >> liːɡ

Definition: [noun] a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for mutual protection or cooperation.
Example: the League of Nations

Synonyms of "leagues"

alliance | confederation | confederacy | federation | union | association | coalition | combine | consortium | affiliation | guild | corporation | conglomerate | cooperative | partnership | fellowship | syndicate | compact | band | group | circle | ring | bloc | faction | axis | congress | entente | brotherhood | society | fraternity | coterie | lodge | consociation | sodality |

Definition: [noun] a group of sports clubs which play each other over a period for a championship.
Example: the leading goalscorer in the league

Synonyms of "leagues"

championship | competition | contest | group | band | association |

Definition: [noun] a class or category of quality or excellence.
Example: the two men were not in the same league

Synonyms of "leagues"

class | group | category | ability group | level of ability | level |

Definition: [verb] join in a league or alliance.
Example: Oscar had leagued with other construction firms

Synonyms of "leagues"

ally | join forces | join together | unite | form an association | band together | affiliate | combine | amalgamate | form a federation | confederate | collaborate | team up | join up |

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