Definition of inverted comma in English:

inverted comma

noun

British
  • another term for quotation mark
    • ‘Lawrenson simply underlines or puts inverted commas around what Hansen says.’
    • ‘The comment is not intended ironically, no inverted commas are used.’
    • ‘It was that old newspaper trick of using single inverted commas, safe in the knowledge that most readers wouldn't know this meant it was a paraphrase.’
    • ‘These are the author's italics, brackets, inverted commas, and the author's absurdly pretentious diction.’
    • ‘I put the inverted commas in, as it's as much about the word ‘design’ and what it means, as the practice of design.’
    • ‘The inverted commas indicate that neither term is entirely appropriate.’
    • ‘One of these days, I might learn to express myself without the aid of implied inverted commas.’
    • ‘I use inverted commas advisedly, because there is nothing less real than a TV reality show.’
    • ‘I deliberately put it in inverted commas in that written submission, cognisant of that very issue.’
    • ‘I put the word in inverted commas because this isn't like the classrooms I remember from school.’
    • ‘Aren't the elements of sexism and racism all in inverted commas and hence essentially playful and harmless?’
    • ‘Inhabiting the treacherous world that lies between literary criticism and psychoanalysis, Phillips is someone for whom reality can never appear in print without being modestly clothed in inverted commas.’
    • ‘When you say ‘the movies’ are you thinking of any movies in particular, thus the use of inverted commas?’
    • ‘It sounds as if the entire text is being spoken in inverted commas.’
    • ‘I use inverted commas because I believe we don't actually own it but lease it from the Americans.’
    • ‘Conventional ambiguous usage will be indicated by inverted commas.’
    • ‘The inverted commas indicate the workings of an inferiority complex.’
    • ‘Just for the record, you will note that the word ‘Alt’ is in inverted commas.’
    • ‘I like to think of it as ‘popular’ - in inverted commas - music, whatever that is.’
    • ‘Clara used her fingers to suggest inverted commas.’