Definition of inverted commas noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


inverted commas

BrE BrE//ɪnˌvɜːtɪd ˈkɒməz//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˌvɜːrtɪd ˈkɑːməz//
[plural] (British English)
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  • Idioms (informal) used to show that you think a particular word, description, etc. is not true or appropriate The manager showed us to our ‘luxury apartment’, in inverted commas.

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