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question mark

Definitions

noun

  1. the punctuation mark ?, used at the end of questions and in other contexts where doubt or ignorance is implied
  2. this mark used for any other purpose, as to draw attention to a possible mistake, as in a chess commentary
  3. an element of doubt or uncertainty

Translations for 'question mark'

  • British English: question markPronunciation for question mark A question mark is the punctuation mark (?) which is used in writing at the end of a question.He put a question mark next to her name on the list.ˈkwɛstʃən mɑːk NOUN
  • Arabic: عَلامَةُ إِسْتِفْهَامPronunciation for عَلامَةُ إِسْتِفْهَام
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ponto de interrogaçãoPronunciation for ponto de interrogação
  • Chinese: 问号Pronunciation for 问号
  • Croatian: upitnikPronunciation for upitnik
  • Czech: otazníkPronunciation for otazník
  • Danish: spørgsmålstegnPronunciation for spørgsmålstegn
  • Dutch: vraagtekenPronunciation for vraagteken
  • European Spanish: signo de interrogaciónPronunciation for signo de interrogación
  • Finnish: kysymysmerkkiPronunciation for kysymysmerkki
  • French: point d’interrogationPronunciation for point d’interrogation
  • German: FragezeichenPronunciation for Fragezeichen Fragezeichen
  • Greek: ερωτηματικόPronunciation for ερωτηματικό
  • Italian: punto interrogativoPronunciation for punto interrogativo
  • Japanese: 疑問符Pronunciation for 疑問符
  • Korean: 의문부호Pronunciation for 의문부호
  • Norwegian: spørsmålstegnPronunciation for spørsmålstegn
  • Polish: znak zapytaniaPronunciation for znak zapytania
  • Portuguese: ponto de interrogaçãoPronunciation for ponto de interrogação
  • Romanian: semn de întrebare semne de întrebare
  • Russian: вопросительный знакPronunciation for вопросительный знак
  • Spanish: signo de interrogaciónPronunciation for signo de interrogación
  • Swedish: frågeteckenPronunciation for frågetecken
  • Thai: เครื่องหมายคำถามPronunciation for เครื่องหมายคำถาม
  • Turkish: soru işaretiPronunciation for soru işareti
  • Ukrainian: знак питання
  • Vietnamese: dấu chấm hỏiPronunciation for dấu chấm hỏi

Example Sentences Including 'question mark'

A question mark also hangs over the naming rights sponsorship to Indy with Honda not renewing its contract for the 2003 season.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2002)
Bertuzzi's suspension aside, the Canucks also realize that injured Ed Jovanovski (shoulder) remains a question mark.
CBC (2004)
He did not agree with the Communists, but he wrote a large question mark against the police.
Robertson, Edwin H. George
He glanced up when he heard me coming, mumbled something about stiff wrists, and bent over like a question mark to address the ball.
Tapply, William G Follow the Sharks
The James deal places a big question mark over the fate of Villa boss John Gregory.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
The cover of the menu showed a thin gangling figure, bent like a question mark.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
The only question mark is how much damage the old Almera's dull image has done to the name.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
The question mark clearly has a bright chance of turning into a star in future.
Business Today (1998)
Working swiftly, Pete made an enormous blue question mark , at least a yard high, on the dirty white face of the theatre.
Arthur, Robert Three in One

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