Definition of smart quotes noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


smart quotes

BrE BrE//ˈsmɑːt kwəʊts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsmɑːrt kwoʊts//
[plural] (computing)
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quotation marks which are typed using the same key, but which look different on screen or when printed, depending on whether they open or close the words that are being quoted
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: smart quotes