Definition of Inverted comma

1. Noun. A punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else.

Exact synonyms: Quotation Mark, Quote
Generic synonyms: Punctuation, Punctuation Mark
Specialized synonyms: Single Quote, Double Quotes, Scare Quote
Derivative terms: Quote



Definition of Inverted comma

1. Noun. (U.K.) A type of quotation mark, denoted by '''‘''' (an "open inverted comma") or '''’''' (a "close inverted comma"). Often used instead of "inverted commas", which also means a "double style" inverted comma, denoted by '''“''' ("open inverted commas") or '''”''' ("close inverted commas"), in the United Kingdom. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inverted Comma

invertases
invertebral
invertebrata
invertebrate
invertebrate foot
invertebrate hormones
invertebrated
invertebrates
inverted
inverted-snobbery
inverted breve
inverted breves
inverted caret
inverted carets
inverted circumflex
inverted comma (current term)
inverted cone bur
inverted exclamation point
inverted exclamation points
inverted follicular keratosis
inverted hang
inverted hat
inverted hats
inverted image
inverted index
inverted microscope
inverted pentacle

Literary usage of Inverted comma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Printer's Grammar: Containing a Concise History of the Origin of by John Smith (1787)
"... the inverted Comma or Commas by an inverted Full-point, ... in the nominal appellation Mac, or Mc; where an inverted Comma after a Roman M will ..."

2. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1885)
"Dole inverted comma at beginning of line. Page 11, line 28. ... Insert inverted comma at commencement of line. Page 16, line 9. Dele inverted comma before ..."

3. An Analysis of the Derivative Words in the English Language: Or, A Key to by Salem Town (1838)
"When any part is cut off from the end of a word by an inverted comma, each suffix which is preceded by a similar inverted comma, must take the place of that ..."

4. An Analysis of the Derivative Words in the English Language; Or, A Key to by Salem Town (1843)
"When any part is cut off from the end of a word by an inverted comma, each suffix which is preceded by a similar inverted comma, must take the place of that ..."

5. Reliquiæ Celticæ: Texts, Papers and Studies in Gaelic Literature and by Alexander Cameron (1892)
"Some of us were at first inclined to poke fun at him as a worshipper of the inverted comma. We soon, however, came to view the matter in a different way. ..."

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