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What are some dictionaries of hyphenated words?

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Two examples of hyphenation dictionaries are the Hunspell Online Hyphenation Tool and the Moby Hyphenator. Created for use by singers, the Moby Hyphenator is a downloadable program that allows you to upload a block of text you want hyphenated. You can also check a standard dictionary.

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Linguists disagree about hyphenation rules, so dictionaries many differ from each other.

Some word processors hyphenate words at the end of lines automatically, and a few of these allow you to choose between hyphenation methods and further customize hyphenation in your text.

For compounds, make sure to use and up-to-date dictionary. Compounds tend to start as separate words, take on hyphens, then finally close up as a single word.

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