Hyphenation for “spike”

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

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 "spike"

spike >> spʌɪk

Definition: [noun] a thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material.

Synonyms of "spike"

prong | barb | point | skewer | stake | spit | projection | tine | nail | pin | spur | piton | fid | pricket | thorn | spine | prickle | bristle | spicule |

Definition: [noun] a sharp increase in the magnitude or concentration of something.
Example: the oil price spike

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Definition: [noun] a hostel ward offering temporary accommodation for the homeless.
Example: he queued at the soup kitchen or the spike

Synonyms of "spike"

Definition: [verb] impale on or pierce with a sharp point.
Example: she spiked another oyster

Synonyms of "spike"

impale | spear | skewer | pierce | penetrate | perforate | stab | run through | stick | spit | transfix | transpierce |

Definition: [verb] form into or cover with sharp points.
Example: his hair was matted and spiked with blood

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Definition: [verb] add alcohol or a drug to contaminate (drink or food) surreptitiously.
Example: she bought me an orange juice and spiked it with vodka

Synonyms of "spike"

adulterate | contaminate | drug | lace | slip a Mickey Finn into | dope | doctor | cut |

Definition: [verb] (in volleyball) hit (the ball) forcefully from a position near the net so that it moves downward into the opposite court.

Synonyms of "spike"

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