inverted comma
noun Date: 1789 chiefly British quotation mark

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inverted comma — /ɪnˌvɜtəd ˈkɒmə / (say in.vertuhd komuh) noun a comma written or printed upside down. See quotation mark. Also, turned comma …   Australian English dictionary

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  • inverted comma — Brit. See quotation mark. Also called turned comma. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • inverted comma — in,verted comma noun count usually plural BRITISH a QUOTATION MARK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inverted comma — noun chiefly Brit. another term for quotation mark …   English new terms dictionary

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