em dash

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See also: endash and en-dash

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Named for its width, which is equal to the width of the letter m or M, or approximately twice the width of an en dash.

Noun[edit]

em dash (plural em dashes)

  1. (typography) The symbol () (used to demarcate a parenthetical thought or to indicate a break, or for emphasis)

Usage notes[edit]

In Unicode, these symbols are identical in appearance and can be used as quotation dashes:

  • (em dash)
  • (horizontal bar)

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