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speech marks

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Letters & punctuation
speech marksˈspeech marks noun [plural] British English  SLAthe marks (‘ ’) or (“ ”), that show when someone starts speaking and when they stop syn quotation marks
Examples from the Corpus
speech marksDoes the dash have a different feel about it, different to the feel of speech marks?What does it mean to get rid of speech marks altogether?If a phrase is noteworthy then acknowledge the copying with speech marks and cite the source.
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