the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
distinctive and stylish elegance
the act of moving with great haste
a quick run
break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
add an enlivening or altering element to
run or move very quickly or hastily
cause to lose courage
destroy or break
hurl or thrust violently
To rust with violence; to move impetuously; to strike violently; as, the waves dash upon rocks.
Violent striking together of two bodies; collision; crash.
To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily;
To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.
To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture.
To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste;
To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out;
A sudden check; abashment; frustration; ruin; as, his hopes received a dash.
A slight admixture, infusion, or adulteration; a partial overspreading; as, wine with a dash of water; red with a dash of purple.
A rapid movement, esp. one of short duration; a quick stroke or blow; a sudden onset or rush; as, a bold dash at the enemy; a dash of rain.
Energy in style or action; animation; spirit.
A vain show; a blustering parade; a flourish; as, to make or cut a great dash.
A mark or line [
The sign of staccato, a small mark [/] denoting that the note over which it is placed is to be performed in a short, distinct manner.
The line drawn through a figure in the thorough bass, as a direction to raise the interval a semitone.
A short, spirited effort or trial of speed upon a race course;