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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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