Definition of 'inverted commas'
Example sentences containing 'inverted commas'
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She's gone to "powder her nose",' says Graham, sardonically carving two sets of inverted commas out of the air with his fingers. LOVE YOU MADLY (2002)It was as if he put his words in inverted commas and so detached himself from them, reserving his position. THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK (2002)More even than before, he gave his opinions in inverted commas, which made it sound as if he did not trust the words he used. THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK (2002)
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Used Occasionally. inverted commas is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'inverted commas'
British English: inverted commas /ɪnˈvɜːtɪd ˈkɒməz/ NOUN
Inverted commas are the punctuation marks (` ') or (" ") which are used in writing to show where speech or a quotation begins and ends.
- American English: quotation marks
- Arabic: عَلَامَتا الإِقْتِباسِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: aspas
- Chinese: 引号
- Croatian: navodnici
- Czech: uvozovky
- Danish: anførselstegn
- Dutch: aanhalingstekens
- European Spanish: comillas
- Finnish: lainausmerkit
- French: guillemets
- German: Anführungszeichen
- Greek: εισαγωγικά
- Italian: virgolette
- Japanese: 引用符
- Korean: 따옴표
- Norwegian: anførselstegn
- Polish: cudzysłów
- European Portuguese: aspas
- Romanian: ghilimele
- Russian: кавычки
- Spanish: comillas
- Swedish: citationstecken
- Thai: เครื่องหมายคำพูด
- Turkish: ters tırnak işareti
- Ukrainian: лапки
- Vietnamese: dấu ngoặc kép
Definition of inverted commas from the Collins English Dictionary
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