un·​quote | \ ˈən-ˌkwōt also -ˌkōt How to pronounce unquote (audio) \

Definition of unquote

used orally to indicate the end of a direct quotation

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Recent Examples on the Web Ravi Dhar, the director of the Center for Customer Insights at Yale, adds that for today’s consumers—quote-unquote millennials—the need to own just isn’t there. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Robert Downey Jr. Shows Off His Epic Watch Collection," 31 Aug. 2017 Olympia Fields, where Jim Furyk (tied) the scoring record (in 2003), that was not a quote-unquote great Open course. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Johnny Miller predicts Erin Hills will be one and done for U.S. Opens," 9 June 2017 Much of our quote-unquote organic produce comes from overseas. New York Times, "Transcript of Cuomo’s 2016 State of the State Address," 13 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of unquote

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unquote was in 1910

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“Unquote.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquote. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of unquote

used in speech with quote to show that you are exactly repeating someone else's words

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