Hyphenation for “snip”

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

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 "snip"

snip >> snɪp

Definition: [verb] cut (something) with scissors or shears, typically with small quick strokes.
Example: she was snipping a few dead heads off the roses

Synonyms of "snip"

cut | clip | cut into | slit | nick | gash | notch | incise | snick | cut off | snip off | trim (off) | prune | hack off | chop off | saw off | lop (off) | dock | crop | sever | separate | detach | remove | take off |

Definition: [noun] an act of snipping something.
Example: he took a snip at a dandelion on the grass

Synonyms of "snip"

cut | clip | trim | slit | nick | gash | notch | incision | snick |

Definition: [noun] a surprisingly cheap item; a bargain.
Example: the wine is a snip at £3.65

Synonyms of "snip"

bargain | good buy | cheap buy | (good) value for money | surprisingly cheap | giveaway | steal |

Definition: [noun] shears for cutting metal.
Example: tin snips

Synonyms of "snip"

Definition: [noun] a small or insignificant person.
Example: imagine that little snip telling me I was wrong!

Synonyms of "snip"

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