quote, unquote

Definition of quote, unquote

used in speech to show that one is exactly repeating someone else's words
  • He said he's been living under, quote, unquote, " intense pressure."

Word by Word Definitions

quote play
  1. : to speak or write (a passage) from another usually with credit acknowledgment

  2. : to repeat a passage from especially in substantiation or illustration

  3. : borrow

  1. : quotation

  2. : quotation mark

unquote play
  1. used orally to indicate the end of a direct quotation


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