quotation mark

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Definition of quotation mark

  1. :  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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quotation mark

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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.


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Definition of quotation mark for Students

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



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