Hyphenation for “skinny”

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

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 "skinny"

skinny >> ˈskɪni

Definition: [adjective] (of a person or part of their body) unattractively thin.
Example: his skinny arms

Synonyms of "skinny"

thin | scrawny | scraggy | bony | angular | raw-boned | hollow-cheeked | gaunt | as thin as a rake | skin-and-bones | sticklike | size-zero | emaciated | skeletal | pinched | undernourished | underfed | slim | lean | slender | rangy | lanky | spindly | gangly | gangling | gawky | looking like a bag of bones | anorexic | anorectic | spindle-shanked | starveling | macilent |

Definition: [adjective] (of a garment) tight-fitting.
Example: a skinny jumper

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Definition: [adjective] (of coffee) made with skimmed or semi-skimmed milk.
Example: one skinny latte to go, please

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Definition: [noun] a skinny person.

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Definition: [noun] a pair of skinny jeans or trousers.
Example: if you're tired of squeezing into your skinnies, bell-bottoms and flares are back in fashion

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Definition: [noun] confidential information on a particular person or topic.
Example: net managers who want the skinny on the latest in computer security

Synonyms of "skinny"

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