Definition of question mark in English:

question mark

Line breaks: ques|tion mark


  • 1A punctuation mark (?) indicating a question.
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    • Who made the error in punctuation of putting a question mark after the sample questions, the SQA or the Scotsman?
    • Every sentence ended with a question mark, and was punctuated by a popping bubble or annoying giggle.
    • In both cases, the question mark comes after the marks that relate to the quoted names, and before the mark or marks that close the sentence of speech.
  • 1.1Used to express doubt or uncertainty about something: there’s a question mark over his future
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    • Bury's uncertain future means there's a question mark over the club's youth and reserve teams next season.
    • He said a strike could put a question mark over fare levels and peripheral services, and that the pension fund situation made matters worse.
    • There was a big question mark over the Selby factory's future.

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