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Inverted comma   /ɪnvˈərtɪd kˈɑmə/   Listen
Inverted comma

A punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else.  Synonyms: quotation mark, quote.

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... (98/3. "We are appealed to, or at least 'the young and rising naturalists with plastic minds,* [On the Nature of the Limbs, page 482] are adjured." It will be seen that the inverted comma after "naturalists" is omitted; the asterisk referring, in a footnote (here placed in square brackets), to page 482 of the "Origin," seems to have been incorrectly assumed by Mr. Darwin to show the close of the quotation.—Ibid., page ...
— More Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume I (of II) • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Inverted comma" :   punctuation mark, double quotes, scare quote, quote, punctuation, single quote

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