Hyphenation for “shadow”

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

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 "shadow"

shadow >> ˈʃadəʊ

Definition: [noun] a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.
Example: trees cast long shadows

Synonyms of "shadow"

silhouette | outline | shape | contour | profile | penumbra | umbra |

Definition: [noun] used in reference to proximity, ominous oppressiveness, or sadness and gloom.
Example: the shadow of war fell across Europe

Synonyms of "shadow"

cloud | black cloud | pall | gloom | gloominess | blight | threat |

Definition: [noun] an inseparable attendant or companion.
Example: her faithful shadow, a Yorkshire terrier called Heathcliffe

Synonyms of "shadow"

constant companion | inseparable companion | alter ego | second self | Siamese twin | close friend | bosom friend | intimate | bosom pal | fidus Achates |

Definition: [noun] short for eyeshadow.

Synonyms of "shadow"

Definition: [verb] envelop in shadow; cast a shadow over.
Example: the market is shadowed by St Margaret's church

Synonyms of "shadow"

overshadow | cast a shadow over | envelop in shadow | shade | block off the light to | darken | dim |

Definition: [verb] follow and observe (someone) closely and secretly.
Example: he had been up all night shadowing a team of poachers

Synonyms of "shadow"

follow | trail | track | dog someone's footsteps | keep watch on | stalk | pursue | hunt | tail | keep tabs on | keep a tab on |

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