English edit

Etymology 1 edit

A variant of interpunct

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntə(ɹ)ˌpɔɪnt/

Noun edit

interpoint (plural interpoints)

  1. (typography) Synonym of interpunct ⟨·⟩.

Etymology 2 edit

inter- +‎ point

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪntə(ɹ)ˈpɔɪnt/

Verb edit

interpoint (third-person singular simple present interpoints, present participle interpointing, simple past and past participle interpointed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To mark with stops or pauses; to punctuate.
    • 1595, Samuel Daniel, “(please specify the folio number)”, in The First Fowre Bookes of the Ciuile Wars between the Two Houses of Lancaster and Yorke, London: [] P[eter] Short for Simon Waterson, →OCLC:
      Her heart commands, her words should pass out first, / And then her sighs should interpoint her words; / The whiles her eyes out into tears should burst.