- Also called interrogation point, interrogation mark. a mark indicating a question: usually, as in English, the mark (?) placed after a question.
- something unanswered or unknown: His identity is still a question mark to most of us.
- an anglewing butterfly, Polygonia interrogationis, having silver spots shaped like a question mark on the underside of each hind wing.
Origin of question mark
Related Words for question markconundrum, puzzle, riddle, mystification, perplexity, stickler, question, secret, cliffhanger, twister, puzzlement, cryptogram, parable, crux, puzzler, knot, why, bewilderment, problem, stumper
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Historical Examples of question mark
Aren't you afraid that when you die you'll change into a question-mark?Little Miss Grouch
Samuel Hopkins Adams
It has in it that element which he has described by a question-mark in his diagram, the element of forecast.Civics: as Applied Sociology
If Yorkburg had a coat of arms it ought to be a question-mark.Mary Cary
Kate Langley Bosher
We always went to church in the morning, and people were very kind, but it was kindness with a question-mark.The Gay Cockade
- the punctuation mark ?, used at the end of questions and in other contexts where doubt or ignorance is implied
- this mark used for any other purpose, as to draw attention to a possible mistake, as in a chess commentary
- an element of doubt or uncertainty
A punctuation mark (?) that follows a direct question: “Is Ralph really seven feet tall?”