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

Definition of unquote

used orally to indicate the end of a direct quotation

Examples of unquote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was a man who was educated in the United States, who was fluent in English and had spent the majority of his life essentially working as a quote unquote, journalist for the Saudi royal family. CBS News, "Director Bryan Fogel discusses his new film on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing," 23 Dec. 2020 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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29 Dec 2020

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“Unquote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unquote. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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