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Meaning of "in inverted commas" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IN INVERTED COMMAS

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WHAT DOES IN INVERTED COMMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of in inverted commas in the English dictionary

The definition of in inverted commas in the dictionary is If you say in inverted commas after a word or phrase, you are indicating that it is inaccurate or unacceptable in some way, or that you are quoting someone else.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IN INVERTED COMMAS

in good season
in good time
in hand
in harness
in hock
in holes
in holy orders
in honour bound
in honour of
in hot water
in irons
in isolation
in it
in kind
in large
in leaf
in league
in light of
in line for
in line with

WORDS THAT END LIKE IN INVERTED COMMAS

Bahamas
camas
Christmas
doubting Thomas
Dumas
Habermas
Hallowmas
Hamas
inverted commas
Lammas
Las Palmas
mas
pajamas
Palmas
pyjamas
Saint Thomas
the Bahamas
Thomas
white Christmas
Xmas

Synonyms and antonyms of in inverted commas in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «in inverted commas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IN INVERTED COMMAS

Find out the translation of in inverted commas to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of in inverted commas from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «in inverted commas» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在引号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entre comillas
570 millions of speakers

English

in inverted commas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

औंधा अल्पविराम में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في الفواصل مقلوب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в кавычках
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entre aspas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিপরীত কমাতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

entre guillemets
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dalam koma terbalik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

in Anführungszeichen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

引用符内
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인용 부호 에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing koma terbalik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trong dấu ngoặc kép
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தலைகீழ் கமாஸில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अवतरण चिन्हे मध्ये
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ters virgüllerle
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tra virgolette
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w cudzysłowie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в лапках
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în ghilimele
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σε εισαγωγικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

in aanhalingstekens
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inom citationstecken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

i anførselstegn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of in inverted commas

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IN INVERTED COMMAS»

The term «in inverted commas» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.475 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IN INVERTED COMMAS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about in inverted commas

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IN INVERTED COMMAS»

Discover the use of in inverted commas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to in inverted commas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
English Workbook: Year 6
He used the inverted commas to show he was taking this part of the word out of the full word, for this special reason. Put the technical words in inverted commas where needed in this paragraph from a text explaining glaciers. Remember to use ...
Kristine Brown, 2005
2
Poems
419 They will your absence not in inverted commas. p. 87 11. 465 — 7 not in inverted commas. p. 88 1. 504 for believe read 'Believe. ib. 1. 505 not in inverted commas. ib. 1. 506 for it read ib. 1. 507 not in treble inverted commas. P- 95 I. 794  ...
3
Annotated Companies Legislation
(1) A company must not be registered under the Act by a name that includes, otherwise than at the end of the name, an expression or abbreviation specified in inverted commas in paragraph 3(a) to (f) of Schedule 2 (or any expression or ...
John Birds, Robert Miles, Robert Hildyard, 2010
4
Charity Law Handbook: 3rd edition
(1) A company must not be registered under the Act by a name that includes, otherwise than at the end of the name, an expression or abbreviation specified in inverted commas in paragraph 3(a) to (f) of Schedule 2 (or any expression or ...
‎2012
5
The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism
Seeing the world in inverted commas can be a way of attacking the normative standards of dominant patterns of taste, but it can also be a means of patronizing those supposedly without taste—those who display their ornaments without the ...
Stuart Sim, 2001
6
The Way Ahead in English Second Edition Secondary 3
Guidelines for Direct Speech • Direct speech should always be enclosed in inverted commas, unless it is written as a play. "She's coming, she's coming!" • A new line (paragraph) should be started for each speaker in the conversation.
Susan Milliken
7
Grammar and Punctuation Years 5-6
When we write what a person has said, we always enclose it in inverted commas (" "). Inverted commas are also called quotation marks or speech marks. , John said, I can't find my pen. The actual words spoken by John were I can't find my ...
Peter M. Clutterbuck, Pascal Press, 1998
8
An Experiment in Criticism
I was lately accused of facetiousness for putting a phrase in inverted commas. I did so because I believed it to be an Americanism not yet Anglicised even for colloquial use. I used inverted commas just as I would have used italics for a scrap of ...
C. S. Lewis, 1992
9
Modern Russian Grammar: A Practical Guide
... недалеко от метро «Маяковская». The Peking restaurant is near the Mayakovskaia underground station. On inverted commas in direct speech, see 21.8.1. For the rules for declining words and phrases in inverted commas, see 11.1.3.
John Dunn, Shamil Khairov, 2008
10
Studies in Functional Stylistics
Moreover, in the latter, we can also use the paraphrase receno v uvozovkách ( spoken in inverted commas): 1) In the sense of "as it were"; e. g. americkáflotila " zabloudila" v prulivu (the American fleet "got lost" in the Gulf); Zehuñsky rybník.
Jan Chloupek, Jiri Nekvapil, Ji?í Nekvapil, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IN INVERTED COMMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term in inverted commas is used in the context of the following news items.
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They can't fight with facts, so they use dirt - Malaysiakini
In her case, Rewcastle at least put the word "forging" in inverted commas, a precaution I generally and unwisely sometimes choose to disregard ... «Malaysiakini, Jul 15»
2
Tips for performing to digital natives | ArtsHub Australia
Andrew Blackman, Artistic Director of Complete Works Theatre Company, explains it thus: 'You're generally in, in inverted commas, a “hostile ... «ArtsHub, Jul 15»
3
Conservation groups accuse Nats MP of pre-empting inquiry findings
... on that register; when you hear about misinformation and misleading "education", in inverted commas, that's been given out by these groups, ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
4
How I got involved in shady internet fraud
... user knows how to spot a dodgy account and that couldn't have been more suspicious if it had put the made-up name in inverted commas. «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
5
Lidl heads pitch list in London's media market where the talk is …
We place free in inverted commas because, usually, in such instances it means 'free' from the client's point of view with the agency making its ... «More About Advertising | Insights into Advertising, Jul 15»
6
Najib's letter to WSJ aimed at kampung folk
Also, there is no need to enclose the phrase 'original source of the money and what happened to the money' in inverted commas. In the same ... «Malaysiakini, Jul 15»
7
Lungu will cry like Rupiah - Syakalima
“Yes, they won, in inverted commas, but these by-elections can fool the ruling party unless they choose to forget history. If you remember, MMD ... «postzambia.com, Jul 15»
8
Van Rensburg: working with Rolland an 'eye-opener'
He joked that the only “negative” (in inverted commas) about working with Rolland was “finding the flipping space [in the winery] for all the ... «The Drinks Business, Jul 15»
9
Holidays will never be the same again
Last month we went on our first family 'holiday'. I say holiday in inverted commas because all the makings were there for a holiday; a week ... «Reading Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
Ghosts of the past: How Jacob Zuma and other ANC political figures …
... connection, 'special' in inverted commas. I asked Melvyn whether he had any knowledge of the situation regarding Robbie's disappearance. «Daily Maverick, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. In inverted commas [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/in-inverted-commas>. Sep 2019 ».
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