Definition of Quotation mark

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

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



Definition of Quotation mark

1. Noun. (U.K.) One of a pair of quotation marks used to denote a quotation in writing. The symbol used at the beginning of the quotation ''("opening quotation mark")'' is usually '''“''' ("open inverted commas") or '''‘''' ("open inverted comma"), and the symbol at the end ''("closing quotation mark") is '''”''' ("close inverted commas") or '''’''' ("close inverted comma"). ¹

2. Noun. (North America) One of a pair of quotation marks used to denote a quotation in writing. The same symbol is now typically used at both the beginning and the end of the quotation, which is usually the "double quotes" or "straight quotes" symbol '''"''', although the "single quote" or "straight quote" symbol '''' ''' is sometimes used, especially to denote a quotation within a quotation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quotation Mark

quorum sensing
quorums
quot.
quot homines tot sententiæ
quota
quota-hopping
quotabilities
quotability
quotable
quotably
quotaless
quotalike
quotas
quotation
quotation-mark
quotation mark (current term)
quotation marks
quotationally
quotationist
quotationists
quotations
quotative
quotatives
quote
quote-driven
quote chapter and verse
quote mark
quote unquote
quotebook
quotebooks

Literary usage of Quotation mark

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

1. Handbook of Composition: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English by Edwin Campbell Woolley (1907)
"When a quotation mark and a question or exclamation mark both follow the same word, ... (6) The quotation mark should stand first if the other mark applies, ..."

2. Handbook of Composition: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English by Edwin Campbell Woolley (1907)
"When a quotation mark and a question or ex- clamation mark both follow the same ... (6) The quotation mark should stand first if the other mark applies, ..."

3. The Mechanics of Writing: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Manuscript by Edwin Campbell Woolley (1909)
"When a quotation mark and a question or exclamation mark both follow the same word, ... (V) the quotation mark should stand first if the other mark applies, ..."

4. The Mechanics of Writing: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Manuscript by Edwin Campbell Woolley (1909)
"When a quotation mark and a question or exclamation mark both follow the same word, ... (6) the quotation mark should stand first if the other mark applies, ..."

5. The King's English by Henry Watson Fowler, Francis George Fowler (1906)
"The true stops should never stand before the second quotation mark except (a) when, as in dialogue given without framework, complete sentences entirely ..."

6. Composition and Rhetoric by William M. Tanner (1922)
"quotation mark used with another mark of punctuation. When a quotation mark and some other mark of punctuation both follow a word, they should be arranged ..."

7. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"All paired single quotation marks are reduced to one single quotation mark. The first non-paired single quotation mark in string is removed and all ..."

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