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inverted commas

noun [plural] uk   us   UK
B2 the symbols “ ” or ‘ ’ that are put around a word or phrase to show that someone else has written or said it
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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 işaret…
in Chinese (Simplified) 引号…
in Polish cudzysłów…
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