# Can tilde symbol expanded to a whole word [duplicate]

I am new to using the tilde symbol in latex using the \tilde. It appears above one letter only. It seems to be this can be overlooked. Can I expand it somehow to be clearer? can the symbol be expanded to the whole word?

## marked as duplicate by David Carlisle, marmot, Kurt, CarLaTeX, ZarkoFeb 4 '18 at 6:10

• The package yhmath provides \widetilde – user31729 Feb 3 '18 at 21:46

A possible way is to use \widetilde from yhmath, but it's a math mode command only, meaning that long words will look ugly unless using \text again.

In the very end, it does not look really nice for a word that has more than three or four letters.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{yhmath}
\begin{document}

$\widetilde{\text{alongword}}$
\end{document}