inverted comma


noun British.


Nearby words

  1. invert soap,
  2. invert sugar,
  3. invertase,
  4. invertebrate,
  5. invertebrates,
  6. inverted commas,
  7. inverted mordent,
  8. inverted pleat,
  9. inverted snob,
  10. inverted testis

Origin of inverted comma

First recorded in 1780–90

Also called turned comma.

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British Dictionary definitions for inverted comma

inverted comma

noun

another term for quotation mark
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