Translation of apostrophe in Spanish:

apostrophe

Pronunciation: /əˈpɑːstrəfi; əˈpɒstrəfi/

n

  • 1.1 countable/numerable [Linguistics/Lingüística] [Printing/Imprenta] apóstrofo (m), apóstrofe (m) [criticized usage/uso criticado]
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    • The playwrights' experimental use of English (including the absence of capital letters, apostrophes, punctuation, etc.) is one way in which they resist oppression.
    • Still others prefer a middle option that keeps the apostrophe for omission and elision but drops it for plurality and possession.
    • When the possessor is single we indicate possession by using an apostrophe followed by the letter ‘s’ - ‘The man's coat’.
    1.2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable [Literature/Literatura] apóstrofe (m) or (f)
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    • To stress apostrophe, personification, prosopopoeia, and hyperbole is to join the theorists who through the ages have emphasized what distinguishes the lyric from other speech acts, what makes it the most literary of forms.
    • Let us note, first of all, that hyperbole and apostrophe are the forms of language not only most agreeable to it but also most necessary.
    • What better trope for the undertaking than the apostrophe?

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