Meaning of "

each of a set of punctuation marks, single (‘ ’) or double (“ ”), used either to mark the beginning and end of a title or quoted passage or to indicate that a word or phrase is regarded as slang or jargon or is being discussed rather than used within the sentence.

quotation marks


The quotes are most commonly used to indicate the exact words that someone else said. This is known as direct speech or direct quote .
There are two forms of quotes: double quotes ( "" ) and quotation marks simple ( '' ). American English almost exclusively uses double quotes, while British English tends to prefer single quotes.
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quotation mark


Any of a pair of punctuation marks used primarily to mark the beginning and end of a passage attributed to another and word for word repeated, but also to indicate meanings or glosses and indicate the unusual or doubtful state of a word. They appear in the form of double quotes ("") and single quotes (''). Single quotes are usually reserved to activate a quote within another quote.

quotation mark


(Printing, lithography and binding) any of the punctuation marks used to start or end an appointment, respectively, " and " or ' and ' in printing and writing in English. When double marks are used, the individual marks indicate an appointment within an appointment and vice versa. Also called: inverted comma

quota′tion mark`

quota mark`

n n.
one of the marks used to indicate the beginning and end of an appointment, in English usu. it is shown as (") at the beginning and (") at the end, or, for an appointment within an appointment, as unique marks of this type, such as "He said: 'I will go.'"