Definition of question mark noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


question mark

BrE BrE//ˈkwestʃən mɑːk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwestʃən mɑːrk//
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  • the mark ( ? ) used in writing after a question See related entries: Punctuation
  • Extra examples A slight question mark against her character remains. His arrival clearly puts a huge question mark against the future of the present team captain. There is now a serious question mark over his leadership ability.Idioms
    a question mark over/against something
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    used to say that something is not certain There's still a big question mark hanging over his future with the team.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: question mark