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Widow line and widow - editorial terms

The widow line is the last line of a paragraph that is isolated at the beginning of a page and belongs to the paragraph of the previous one.

Whenever possible, this should be avoided as it breaks the reading rhythm and makes the reader’s eyes tired (and visually it is not appealing).

Widow is also called to the isolated last word at the end of a paragraph.

It should be avoided for the same reasons.

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