a short oblique stroke (/) between two words indicating that whichever is appropriate may be chosen to complete the sense of the text in which they occur: The defendant and his/her attorney must appear in court.
a dividing line, as in dates, fractions, a run-in passage of poetry to show verse division, etc.: 3/21/27; “Sweetest love, I do not go/For weariness of thee.” (John Donne)
a short oblique stroke (/) used in computing; a forward slash.
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How to use virgule in a sentence
He created the curved virgule heel as a signature, to differentiate his work post-Dior.Shoes Fit For A Museum: Roger Vivier’s Virigule Show Opens at Palais De Tokyo | Sarah Moroz | October 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He may be known for the virgule, but the feeling of his new exhibition more closely resembles an exclamation mark.Shoes Fit For A Museum: Roger Vivier’s Virigule Show Opens at Palais De Tokyo | Sarah Moroz | October 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His beard was trimmed to a moustache and virgule (now called imperial) and he carried a sword at his side and a cane in his hand.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
virgule, vėr′gūl, n. a little rod: a mark of punctuation, a comma.
He wore the tuft of beard called a virgule (a comma) and a moustache.The Works of Honor de Balzac | Honor de Balzac
It was impracticable to reproduce the original punctuation, which mainly consisted of the virgule or slash.The Disguising at Hertford | John Lydgate
British Dictionary definitions for virgule
printing another name for solidus
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