inverted comma

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in·vert·ed comma

n. Chiefly British
A quotation mark.
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inverted comma

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quota′tion mark`

one of the marks used to indicate the beginning and end of a quotation, in English usu. shown as (“) at the beginning and (”) at the end, or, for a quotation within a quotation, as single marks of this kind, as “He said, 'I will go.'”
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inverted comma - a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone elseinverted comma - a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
single quote - a single quotation mark
double quotes - a pair of quotation marks
scare quote - the use of quotation marks to indicate that it is not the authors preferred terminology
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Different shapes of the glenoid cavity have been described; pear shaped, round, oval or inverted comma shaped.
Here, McCulloch is much more scrupulous in his use of adjectives--as in "black," "African" and, all too often, "native," a colonial derogative about which the author should have warned potentially unsuspecting readers, if only with the use of the occasional inverted comma.
Located southeast of NGC 6723 and highlighted by its surrounding blue nebulosity, NGC 6729 has the appearance of an inverted comma and is part of an outflow from a young stellar object or protostar known as R Coronae Austrini, deeply embedded in the dust.
Inverted comma shaped--The glenoid cavity has a distinct notch as shown in figure-2
(2) Due to presence of this glenoid notch, various shapes of glenoid cavity are found like pear-shaped, oval or inverted comma shaped.
She told a national newspaper: "I didn't realise I was 'unattractive' - in inverted commas - until I started acting.
"I was worried we'd be rusty, and with what was going on in Waterford, in inverted commas - but the lads really put in a performance, that's the most pleasing aspect.
I say 'stunning' in inverted commas because they weren't revelations at all, they were completely obvious to anyone with half a brain.
In the end we decided that it was necessary (not to include inverted commas) in order for the report to come up in internet searches, but that it was important also to have a subtitle demystifying the term.
The inverted commas imply that Marshall's film is more remake than sequel in more ways than one; most lazy, some fun.
These words under inverted commas were denied by Islamabad, prompting the US State Department to send a transcript to 'satisfy' the objectors.
Inverted commas denote that "new" is in effect archaic if associated with apartheid South Africa.