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It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!
Anna Garlin Spencer

Meaning of "quotation marks" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUOTATION MARKS

quotation marks  [kwəʊˈteɪʃən mɑːks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUOTATION MARKS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quotation marks 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 MARKS 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUOTATION MARKS


antiques
ænˈtiːks
Berks
bɑːks
dukes
djuːks
Fawkes
fɔːks
fireworks
ˈfaɪəˌwɜːks
Hawks
hɔːks
ironworks
ˈaɪənˌwɜːks
jerks
dʒɜːks
Marx
mɑːks
Ozarks
ˈəʊzɑːks
Parkes
pɑːks
roadworks
ˈrəʊdˌwɜːks
sparks
spɑːks
steelworks
ˈstiːlˌwɜːks
stretchmarks
ˈstrɛtʃˌmɑːks
talks
tɔːks
waterworks
ˈwɔːtəˌwɜːks
waxworks
ˈwækswɜːks
works
wɜːks
Yorks.
jɔːks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUOTATION MARKS

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUOTATION MARKS

building works
clerk of works
collected works
dynamic marks
engineering works
ex works
ex-works
full marks
in the works
meter marks
public works
repeat marks
saltworks
scuff marks
sewage treatment works
sewage works
spanner in the works
the works
tyre marks
Warks

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quotation marks» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUOTATION MARKS

Find out the translation of quotation marks to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quotation marks 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 marks» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

引号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comillas
570 millions of speakers

English

quotation marks
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उद्धरण चिह्न
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَلامَاتُ الإقْتِبَاس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кавычки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aspas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদ্ধরণ চিহ্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

guillemets
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

인용부호
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 குறிப்புகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अवतरण चिन्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alıntı işaretleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

virgolette
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

citationstecken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anførselstegn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quotation marks

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUOTATION MARKS»

The term «quotation marks» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.040 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUOTATION MARKS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «quotation marks» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «quotation marks» 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 marks

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6 QUOTES WITH «QUOTATION MARKS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quotation marks.
1
E. L. Doctorow
I like commas. I detest semi-colons - I don't think they belong in a story. And I gave up quotation marks long ago. I found I didn't need them, they were fly-specks on the page.
2
Andrew Marr
I'm a great believer in the direct quote in quotation marks and the hard fact.
3
Arthur Miller
In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
4
Rachael Ray
We have a queen-size bed and the dog sleeps in the middle. John and I are sort of these little quotation marks on either corner.
5
Anna Garlin Spencer
It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!
6
Michael Steele
We are cooling. We are not warming. The warming you see out there, the supposed warming, and I use my finger quotation marks here, is part of the cooling process.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUOTATION MARKS»

Discover the use of quotation marks in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quotation marks and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Quotation Marks
Written with characteristic verve, Quotation Marks considers, among other subjects, how we depend upon the most quotable men and women in history, using great writers to bolster what we ourselves have to say.
Marjorie B. Garber, 2003
2
If You Were Quotation Marks
If you were quotation marks, you would stand on either side of a book title, such as "Cinderella." You could stand on either side of Cindy's words when she says, "This glass slipper fits!" What else could you do if you were quotation marks?
Amanda Doering Tourville, 2009
3
The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration of ...
QUOTATION MARKS AND THE "NEW” "YOU” Today is the first day of the rest of your “life,” because you are read— ing this “book,” which will change the way you view punctuation forever. Before, you may have used quotation marks ...
Bethany Keeley, 2012
4
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
5
Quotation Marks
Mary Elizabeth Salzmann. These are quotation marks. I know when to use quotation marks. Quotation marks show that someone is speaking. Olivia says, Please U 5? I.
Mary Elizabeth Salzmann, 2001
6
Why Do We Quote?: The Culture and History of Quotation
This book brings together a down-to-earth account of contemporary quoting with an examination of the comparative and historical background that lies behind it and the characteristic way that quoting links past and present, the far and the ...
Ruth Finnegan, 2011
7
Righting English That's Gone Dutch
You'd think that using quotation marks in Dutch and in English would be very straightforward. It's not. These punctuation marks send out different signals in Dutch and English texts, and there's also a difference between British and American ...
Joy Burrough-Boenisch, 2004
8
PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites
In PHP it's important to understand how single quotation marks differ from double quotation marks. With the echoQ and printQ statements you can use either, as in the examples in this chaptec But there is a specific difference between the two ...
Larry Edward Ullman, 2003
9
Common Errors in English Usage
quotation marks intellectuals at all. The ironic use of quotation marks is very much overdone and is usually a sign of laziness indicating that the writer has not bothered to find the precise word or expression necessary. Advertisers unfortunately ...
Paul Brians, 2003
10
Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, ...
QUOTATIONS 9- 10 Run-in quotations must be marked with quotation marks and separated from the other text by appropriate punctuation so as to make clear the quoted matter and its relation to the rest of the text. Styles for run-in quotations ...
‎1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUOTATION MARKS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quotation marks is used in the context of the following news items.
1
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
KB: Punctuation and Quotation Marks
KB: Punctuation and Quotation Marks. Max Ledoux C · Max Ledoux. March 18, 2015 at 5:11 pm. 67 COMMENTS · Become a member today! Join Ricochet to be ... «Ricochet.com, Mar 15»
4
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»
5
In Tunisia, Arab Spring Can Be Written Without Quotation Marks
Years have now passed since one could use the term “Arab Spring” without deliberate irony, or at least quotation marks. Even the sad rhetorical spinoffs from the ... «World Politics Review, Oct 14»
6
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»
7
18 unnecessary quotation marks that ruined everything
The biggest offender of misplaced quotation marks seems to be sign makers. Instead of underlining or italicising phrases they're trying to emphasise, they've ... «Daily Life, Sep 14»
8
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»
9
Cover Story: Joost Swarte Invents a New Way of Looking
“I came up with the idea of having quotation marks on each side, creating glasses that can trigger the imagination. The shop owner loved the idea, and said, ... «New Yorker, Jun 14»
10
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»

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