[ gil-uh-met; French geeuh-mey ]
/ ˈgɪl əˌmɛt; French giəˈmeɪ /
one of two marks « or » used in French, Italian, and Russian printing to enclose quotations.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of guillemet
<French, diminutive of Guillaume William, probably name of inventor
Words nearby guillemet
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Example sentences from the Web for guillemet
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
/ (ˈɡɪlɪˌmɛt) /
printing another name for duckfoot quote
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