quotation mark

noun

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

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First Known Use of quotation mark

circa 1859


QUOTATION MARK Defined for English Language Learners

quotation mark

noun

Definition of quotation mark for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


QUOTATION MARK Defined for Kids

quotation mark

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Definition of quotation mark for Students

: one of a pair of punctuation marks “ ” or ‘ ’ used chiefly to indicate the beginning and end of a quotation


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