Definition of inverted comma in English:

inverted comma

Line breaks: in|vert¦ed comma


chiefly British
  • another term for quotation mark.
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    • These are the author's italics, brackets, inverted commas, and the author's absurdly pretentious diction.
    • Inhabiting the treacherous world that lies between literary criticism and psychoanalysis, Phillips is someone for whom reality can never appear in print without being modestly clothed in inverted commas.
    • Clara used her fingers to suggest inverted commas.

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