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air quotesnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈeə ˌkwəʊts/  us   /ˈer ˌkwoʊts/
imaginary quotation marks that you make in the air with your fingers, to show that you are using a word or phrase in an unusual way or repeating exactly what someone has said
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