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Meaning of "quotation mark" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUOTATION MARK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUOTATION MARK

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quotation mark is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUOTATION MARK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quotation mark

In English writing, quotation marks or inverted commas are punctuation marks surrounding a quotation, direct speech, or a literal title or name. Quotation marks can also be used to indicate a different meaning of a word or phrase other than the one typically associated with it and are often used to express irony. Quotation marks are sometimes used to provide emphasis, although this is usually considered incorrect. Quotation marks are written as a pair of opening and closing marks in either of two styles: single or double. Opening and closing quotation marks may be identical in form, or may be distinctly left-handed and right-handed; see quotation mark glyphs for details. Typographic quotation marks are usually used in manuscript and typeset text. Because typewriter and computer keyboards lack keys to directly enter typographic quotation marks, much typed writing has neutral quotation marks. The "smart quotes" feature in some computer software can convert neutral quotation marks to typographic ones, but sometimes imperfectly. The closing single quotation mark is identical or similar in form to the apostrophe and similar to the prime symbol.

Definition of quotation mark in the English dictionary

The definition of quotation mark in the dictionary is either of the punctuation marks used to begin or end a quotation, respectively “ and ” or ‘ and ’ in English printing and writing. When double marks are used, single marks indicate a quotation within a quotation, and vice versa Also called: inverted comma.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUOTATION MARK

quota
quota sampling
quota system
quota-hopper
quota-hopping
quotability
quotable
quotableness
quotably
quotation
quotation marks
quotatious
quotative
quote
quote-driven
quote-unquote
quoted company
quoter
quoteworthy
quoth

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUOTATION MARK

black mark
bookmark
check mark
class mark
easy mark
exclamation mark
hash mark
high-water mark
identification mark
low-water mark
make one´s mark
minute mark
on your mark
order mark
pass mark
punctuation mark
question mark
reference mark
skid mark
stretch mark
the mark

Synonyms and antonyms of quotation mark in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quotation mark» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUOTATION MARK

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

Translator English - Chinese

引号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comilla
570 millions of speakers

English

quotation mark
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उद्धरण चिह्न
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

علامة اقتباس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кавычки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aspas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদ্ধৃতি চিহ্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

guillemet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanda petikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Anführungszeichen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

引用符
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

따옴표
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tandha kutip
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dấu ngoặc kép
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேற்கோள் குறி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अवतरण चिन्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tırnak işareti
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

punto interrogativo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cudzysłów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лапки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ghilimele
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εισαγωγικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanhalingstekens
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

citattecken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anførselstegn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quotation mark

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUOTATION MARK»

The term «quotation mark» is normally little used and occupies the 116.868 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of quotation mark
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUOTATION MARK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «quotation mark» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «quotation mark» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quotation mark

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUOTATION MARK»

Discover the use of quotation mark in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quotation mark and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
English Grammar Workbook For Dummies
No one knew how to answer Andy, who in the past has been called “overly sensitive.” The quotation is short, but it still deserves quotation marks. The period at the end of the sentence is placed inside the closing quotation mark. Notice that this ...
Geraldine Woods, 2011
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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use ...
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is filled with easy-to-understand rules,real-world examples, dozens of reproducible exercises, and pre- and post-tests.
Jane Straus, 2011
3
Quotation Mark
Mary Elizabeth Salzmann. These are quotation marks. I know when to use quotation marks. Quotation marks show that someone is speaking. Olivia says, “ Please 5 “ ”
Mary Elizabeth Salzmann, 2010
4
The Handbook of Good English
But why is the comma inside the closing quotation mark? Certainly the comma is not part of the quotation; the speaker naturally ended his sentence with a period. The answer has nothing to do with logic. In the days of handset type — so the ...
Edward Johnson, 1991
5
Read Me First!: A Style Guide for the Computer Industry
If the quotation has multiple paragraphs, put an open quotation mark at the beginning of each paragraph and a final quotation mark at the end of the last paragraph. If the paragraphs are indented as a block quotation, do not use any quotation ...
‎2003
6
The Copyeditor's Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and ...
25) SINGLE AND DOUBLE QUOTATION MARKS When a quotation occurs within running text, an opening double quotation mark appears at the beginning of the quotation and a closing double quotation mark appears at the end. If a quotation  ...
Amy Einsohn, 2000
7
Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web
For example, even the simplest text editor allows you to write the rule like this: BODY { quotes: '\201C' '\201D' '\2018' '\2019' '\2039' '\203A' } It may not be immediately clear that \201C is the left double quotation mark ("), but when you are in a ...
Hakon Wium Lie, Bert Bos, 2005
8
SAS 9.4 Functions and CALL Routines: Reference:
The Basics The value that is returned by the DEQUOTE function is determined as follows: ' If the first character of string is not a single or double quotation mark, DEQUOTE returns string unchanged. ' If the first two characters of string are both  ...
SAS Institute, 2013
9
Practical UNIX
You then get the PS2 prompt (>), which indicates that you are still entering part of a previous command. You then enter the rest of the sed command. To include a literal single quotation mark ( ' ) in either the search or the replacement strings, ...
‎2000
10
Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions
The SQL escape character is the single quotation mark. “But wait a moment,” you might be thinking, “the single quotation mark is typically a text literal delimiter!” Well, although that is true, if SQL finds a single quotation mark in between ...
Dave Roth, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUOTATION MARK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quotation mark is used in the context of the following news items.
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What's old is “new” again: the unusual evolution of the quotation mark
A seafood sign that reads “Fresh” Fish may seem more comical than appealing to the everyday diner, but are those quotation marks really as incorrectly used as ... «Yahoo News Canada, Jul 15»
2
Wall Street Journal Runs So-Called 'News Article' With Quote Mark
Similarly, no quotation marks or other indicators of controversy attend the ... Twice more the news article uses the term “gay rights” without quotation marks. Once ... «NewsBusters, Apr 15»
3
The Long and Fascinating History of Quotation Marks
Andrew Heisel's Lexicon Valley article last year on single versus double quotation marks piqued the interest of Keith Houston, author of Shady Characters: The ... «Slate Magazine, Jan 15»
4
5 Punctuation Marks That Look Nothing Like They Used To
The diple became a kind of quotation mark, a tool for keeping one's own interpretation of scripture insulated from the heretical falsehoods of others. By the time ... «Huffington Post, Oct 14»
5
Single Quotes or Double Quotes? It's Really Quite Simple.
If you are an American, using quotation marks could hardly be simpler: Use double quotation marks at all times unless quoting something within a quotation, ... «Slate Magazine, Oct 14»
6
In the News:
Much has been said about misused quotation marks. Photos of signs boasting about "fresh" seafood and "free" refills abound on the Internet, offering a good ... «Burbank Leader, Aug 14»
7
A Word Please: Tempted to use quote marks? Ask yourself why
Much has been said about misused quotation marks. Photos of signs boasting about "fresh" seafood and "free" refills abound on the Internet, offering a good ... «Daily Pilot, Aug 14»
8
Truther Drama Unthinkable: An Airline Captain's Story Needs a lot of …
Until sufficiently proven, a lot of quotation marks are required to unpack Eric Stacey's "true-crime" dramatization of the "faked" 2013 murder-suicide of 9-11 ... «Village Voice, Apr 14»
9
A Word, Please: Inside or outside quotation marks? Don't look to logic
I've gotten a lot of emails recently about where to put periods and commas relative to quotation marks. The notes were prompted by a recent column in which I ... «Daily Pilot, Mar 14»
10
The Quote-Unquote Presidency
Scare quotes are the preferred approach. This is when you put quotation marks or (it's better if you use your hands to gesture it out) “quotation marks” around a ... «National Review Online, Mar 14»

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