Definition of virgule in English:

virgule

Line breaks: vir|gule
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːgjuːl
 
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noun

  • another term for slash1 ( sense 2 of the noun).
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    • The slashes (virgules) in Caxton's text were an experiment in punctuation, and are roughly equivalent to commas.
    • One has only to look at a few examples in common usage - ‘film/video,’ ‘art/culture,’ ‘media/culture ‘- to understand that the two nouns linked by the virgule contain similarities as well as dissimilarities.’
    • In employing the postmodern style of playfulness with words and punctuation, the title Human / Nature with its central virgule suggests ambiguity.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, literally 'comma', from Latin virgula, diminutive of virga 'rod'.

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