Definition of "quotation-mark" []

  • Either of the punctuation marks used to begin or end a quotation, respectively “ and ” or ‘ and ’ in English printing and writing. When double marks are used, single marks indicate a quotation within a quotation, and vice versa (noun)
  • Attributive form of quotation mark, noun. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "quotation-mark" in a sentence
  • "On this view, there is no relation, beyond an accident of spelling, between an expression and the quotation-mark name of that expression."
  • "Every quotation-mark name is then a constant individual name of a definite expression (the expression enclosed by the quotation marks) and is in fact a name of the same nature as the proper name of a man."
  • "If quotations are structureless singular terms, then there is no more significance to the category of quotation-mark names than to the category of names that begin and end with the letter"