quotation mark


quotation mark

noun

: one of a pair of punctuation marks “ ” or ‘ ’ that are used to show the beginning and the end of a quotation, to show that something is a title, to show that a word or phrase is being used in a special way, etc.

Full Definition of QUOTATION MARK

:  one of a pair of punctuation marks or used chiefly to indicate the beginning and the end of a quotation in which the exact phraseology of another or of a text is directly cited

First Known Use of QUOTATION MARK

circa 1859

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