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quotation marks

noun [plural]
 
 
a pair of marks (" ") or (' ') used before and after a group of words to show that they are spoken or that someone else originally wrote them Punctuation
Translations of “quotation marks”
in Korean 따옴표…
in Arabic عَلامَة التَّنْصيص (تُسْتَخْدَم للاقْتِباس)…
in Portuguese aspas…
in Catalan cometes…
in Japanese 引用符 ( “ ” または ‘ ’ )…
in Italian virgolette…
in Chinese (Traditional) 引號…
in Russian кавычки…
in Turkish tırnak işareti (" ") (' ')…
in Chinese (Simplified) 引号…
in Polish cudzysłów…
(Definition of quotation marks from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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