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See also: emdash and em-dash

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EtymologyEdit

Named because the symbol () has the same width as the letter 'm', approximately twice the width of an en dash.

NounEdit

em dash (plural em dashes)

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

Usage notesEdit

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

  • (em dash)
  • (horizontal bar)

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