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[gil-uh-met; French geeuh-mey]
  1. one of two marks « or » used in French, Italian, and Russian printing to enclose quotations.
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Origin of guillemet

< French, diminutive of Guillaume William, probably name of inventor
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Historical Examples

  • In the center of the wall was a large canvas by Guillemet, a bit of the Normandy coast under a lowering sky.

    The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6

    Guy de Maupassant

British Dictionary definitions for guillemet


  1. printing another name for duckfoot quote
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