[ uhn-kwoht; contrastively uhn-kwoht ]
/ ʌnˈkwoʊt; contrastively ˈʌnˌkwoʊt /
verb (used without object), un·quot·ed, un·quot·ing.
to close a quotation (often used with the word quote, which notes the opening of the quotation): The senator said, quote, I am unalterably opposed to this policy, unquote.
How To Use Common Punctuation MarksA discussion of each mark follows, in alphabetical order by name of mark. Also includes how to divide words; use of numerals/numbers; possessives; and common errors in punctuation. Apostrophe (‘) is used to indicate possession, contractions, and plurals. Possession: The possessive form of singular nouns ends in ‘s, including nouns ending in s, x, z, ch, or sh. For example: a dog’s life, a lass’s smile. The apostrophe …
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British Dictionary definitions for unquote
/ (ʌnˈkwəʊt) /
an expression used parenthetically to indicate that the preceding quotation is finished
to close (a quotation), esp in printing
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