Hyphenation for “sweet”

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

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 "sweet"

sweet >> /swit/

Definition: [noun] A small shaped piece of sweet food made with sugar.
Example: a bag of sweets

Synonyms of "sweet"

piece of confectionery | chocolate | bonbon | fondant | toffee |

Definition: [noun] Sweet foods, collectively.

Definition: [noun] Used as an affectionate form of address.

Synonyms of "sweet"

dear | darling | dearest | dear one | love | sweetheart | beloved |

Definition: [noun] The sweet part or element of something.

Definition: [adjective] Having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey; not salty, sour, or bitter.
Example: a cup of hot sweet tea

Synonyms of "sweet"

sugary | sweetened | saccharine |

Definition: [adjective] Pleasing in general; delightful.
Example: it was the sweet life he had always craved

Synonyms of "sweet"

pleasant | pleasing | agreeable | delightful | nice | satisfying | gratifying | welcome | good | acceptable | to one's liking | entertaining | charming | inviting | attractive | fine |

Definition: [adjective] (of a person or action) pleasant and kind or thoughtful.
Example: a very sweet nurse came along

Synonyms of "sweet"

likeable | appealing | engaging | amiable | pleasant | agreeable | genial | friendly | nice | good-natured | kind | kindly | kind-hearted | thoughtful | considerate |

Definition: [adjective] Used for emphasis in various phrases and exclamations.
Example: What had happened? Sweet nothing

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