quotation marks


quotation marks
noun /kwəʊˈteiʃn̩ mɑɹks/
Symbols used to denote a quotation in writing, written at the beginning and end of the quotation. The symbols vary across languages, and slightly different marks may sometimes be used at the beginning and end of the quotation. See below and quotation mark for the symbols used in the English language, which vary between the United Kingdom and North America.
Syn: quotes, speech marks

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