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Definition of Quotation marks

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punctuation marks that enclose a quotation
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quotation marks
quotationist \quo*ta"tion*ist\ (kw&osl;*tā"shŭn*&ibreve;st), n. one who makes, or is given to making, quotations. the narrow intellectuals of quotationists.

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In English writing, quotation marks or inverted commas, also known informally as quotes or speech marks or as quote marks, quotemarks or speechmarks, are punctuation marks placed either side of a word or phrase in order to identify it as a quotation, direct speech or a literal title or name. They are also used to indicate that the meaning of the word or phrase they surround should be taken to be different from (or, at least, a modification of) that typically associated with it; in this way, they are often used to express irony. They also sometimes appear to be used as a means of adding emphasis, although this usage is usually considered incorrect.

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