Translation of swung dash in Spanish:

swung dash

tilde, n.


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    tilde feminine
    • No more swung dashes - each compound or derivative, each headword that is repeated in a phrase or example sentence, is given in full.
    • The ‘swung dash’ or ‘approximation’ sign is not quite the same as tilde in typeset material but the ASCII tilde serves for both (compare angle brackets).
    • Nowadays, however, swung dash is used wrongly in everyday language regardless of writing forms.
    • The design is minimalist, with simple structure, little metalanguage and no swung dashes.
    • It sounds pretty, but when you're blogging, it's a lot better to use an ellipsis, even if your tone is swinging; strictly speaking, the swung dash is never to be used as a punctuation mark.