Hyphenation for “shortness”

Showing how to split the syllables of “shortness”.

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

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 "shortness"

shortness >> ˈʃɔːtnəs

Definition: [noun] the quality of being relatively small in height or length.
Example: because of my shortness I had to crane my head to see

Synonyms of "shortness"

Definition: [noun] the quality of lasting a small amount of time.
Example: the shortness of the lease

Synonyms of "shortness"

Definition: [noun] the quality of being relatively small in extent.
Example: I apologize for the shortness of this letter

Synonyms of "shortness"

Definition: [noun] the quality of being abrupt or rude in speech.
Example: my shortness with people contributed to my demise

Synonyms of "shortness"

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