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Hyphenation for “thin”

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

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 "thin"

thin >> θɪn

Definition: [adjective] with opposite surfaces or sides that are close or relatively close together.
Example: thin slices of bread

Synonyms of "thin"

narrow | fine | pencil-thin | threadlike | attenuated | attenuate | wafer-thin | paper-thin | papery |


Definition: [adjective] having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body.
Example: a thin, gawky adolescent

Synonyms of "thin"

slim | lean | slender | rangy | willowy | svelte | sylphlike | spare | slight | skinny | underweight | scrawny | scraggy | bony | angular | raw-boned | hollow-cheeked | gaunt | as thin as a rake | as thin as a reed | like a matchstick | sticklike | size-zero | skin-and-bones | emaciated | skeletal | cadaverous | like a skeleton | wasted | pinched | undernourished | underfed | lanky | spindly | stringy | gangly | gangling | reedy | weedy | looking like a bag of bones | anorexic | anorectic | spindle-shanked | gracile | starveling | macilent |


Definition: [adjective] having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled; sparse.
Example: a depressingly thin crowd

Synonyms of "thin"

sparse | scanty | wispy | thinning | meagre | paltry | poor | inadequate | insufficient | scattered |


Definition: [adjective] (of a liquid substance) not containing much solid; flowing freely.
Example: thin soup

Synonyms of "thin"

watery | watered down | weak | dilute | diluted | thinned down | runny | sloppy | slap |


Definition: [adjective] lacking substance or quality; weak or inadequate.
Example: the evidence is rather thin

Synonyms of "thin"

insubstantial | flimsy | slight | feeble | lame | poor | weak | shallow | tenuous | threadbare | inadequate | insufficient | unconvincing | unbelievable | implausible |


Definition: [adverb] with little thickness or depth.
Example: cut the ham as thin as possible

Synonyms of "thin"


Definition: [verb] make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous.
Example: the remorseless fire of archers thinned their ranks

Synonyms of "thin"

become less dense/numerous | decrease | diminish | dwindle | lessen | become less in number | disperse | dissipate | scatter | prune | cut back | trim | single |


Definition: [verb] make or become smaller in thickness.
Example: their effect in thinning the ozone layer is probably slowing the global warming trend

Synonyms of "thin"


Definition: [verb] hit (a ball) above its centre.


Synonyms of "thin"


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