Definition of Guillemet

1. n. A quotation mark.



Definition of Guillemet

1. Noun. Either of the punctuation marks « or », used in several languages to indicate passages of speech. Similar to typical quotation marks used in the English language such as and . ¹

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Definition of Guillemet

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guillemet

guile
guiled
guileful
guilefull
guilefully
guilefulness
guilefulnesses
guileless
guilelessly
guilelessness
guilelessnesses
guiler
guilers
guiles
guiling
guillemet (current term)
guillemets
guilleminite
guillemot
guillemots
guilloche
guilloched
guilloches
guillotine
guillotine amputation
guillotined
guillotines
guillotining
guilor
guilors

Literary usage of Guillemet

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1. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"guillemet, JEAN BAPTISTE ANTOINE, bom at Chantilly (Oise); contemporary. Studio in Paris. Landscape painter, pupil of Corot and of Oudinot. ..."

2. Artists of the Nineteenth Century and Their Works: A Handbook Containing Two by Clara Erskine Clement Waters, Laurence Hutton (1879)
"guillemet, Jean-Baptiste-Antoine. (Fr.) Born at Chantilly. Medals in 1874 and '76. Landscape-painter. His " Bercy in December" (1874) is in the Luxembourg. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language: Crowned by the French Academy by Auguste Brachet (1882)
"guillemet is the name of the loth-cent, printer (Guillaume! or guillemet), who first introduced this symbol. GUILLERET, adj. brisk, lively. Origin unknown. ..."

4. Paris and Environs: With Routes from London to Paris : Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1904)
"... Captain Marchand; landscapes by Petit-Jean, guillemet i and p. ... Aesthetic soirée; landscapes by guillemet, Allegro, Will, etc. ..."

5. A History of French Painting from Its Earliest to Its Latest Practice by Clara Cornelia Harrison Stranahan (1888)
"guillemet is a pupil of Corot and Oudinot Though his first appearance was in 1872 his picture of 1874, Bercy in December, ..."

6. French Pronunciation: Principles and Practice and a Summary of Usage in by James Geddes (1913)
"3° Quotation marks, le guillemet ouvrant, le guillemet fermant, are less common than in English, a. In giving the text of a letter they are used precisely ..."

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