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plural noun

a gesture in which two fingers of each hand draw quotation marks in the air, used when uttering a word or phrase one does not think is appropriate or accurate.Compare scare quotes.

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“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”

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Also called finger quotes.
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