Definition of Semiquote

1. Noun. A single quotation mark, ('). This is often used for a quote within a quote, as in ''"Tom said 'What?'"'' ¹



2. Noun. A punctuation mark to indicate that the text is a semi-quote, i.e. a close paraphrase that uses some of the author's original words. ¹

3. Noun. A phrase that is a close paraphrase that uses some of the authors original words. For instance: ''«A fanatic is someone who will not change his mind or the subject of discussion,» according to Winston Churchill.'' (Academic usage.) ¹

4. Verb. To make a close paraphrase of a quotation, using some of its words. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Semiquote

semipublic
semipupa
semipupae
semipupal
semipurified
semiquantitative
semiquantitatively
semiquantum
semiquartile
semiquaver
semiquavers
semiquinone
semiquinones
semiquintile
semiquintiles
semiquote (current term)
semiquoted
semiquotes
semiquoting
semirant
semirants
semirare
semiraw
semirealistic
semireality
semireclined
semirecondite
semirecumbent
semireflective
semireformed

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