inverted comma


Origin of inverted comma

First recorded in 1780–90

Words Nearby inverted comma Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use inverted comma in a sentence

  • Sometimes it had a tail (“punctus caudatus”) and looked not unlike an inverted comma.

    How to Write Music | Clement A. Harris
  • The former consist of one inverted comma and one apostrophe; the latter, of two inverted commas and two apostrophes.

    Why We Punctuate | William Livingston Klein
  • An inverted comma placed over a letter denotes that the sound of our h precedes that letter.

    New Word-Analysis | William Swinton

British Dictionary definitions for inverted comma

inverted comma

  1. another term for quotation mark

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