Plural form: apostrophes. A punctuation mark used to show when letters have been missed out of words or that something belongs to something else.
Example: The party's booked for Friday. That's George's birthday.
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a sudden turn from the general audience to address a specific group or person or personified abstraction absent or present.
*For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel. Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
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Poem which is directly addressed to a person or thing (often absent). An example is Wordsworth's sonnet Milton which begins: 'Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour'. NB not to be confused with an apostrophe indicating missing letters or the possessive case. Other examples of apostrophe include A Supermarket in California by Allen Ginsberg (a
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- address to an absent or imaginary person 2. [n] - the mark (`) used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
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[ (1) Latin , from Greek ... a turning away, from ... to turn away; ... from + ... to turn. (2) F., from Latin apostrophus
apostrophe, the turning away or omitting of a letter, Greek ....] 1. (Rhet.)
A figure of speech by which the orator or writer suddenly break
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address to an absent or imaginary person
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• (n.) The mark [`] used to denote that a word is contracted (as in ne`er for never, can`t for can not), and as a sign of the possessive, singular and plural; as, a boy`s hat, boys` hats. In the latter use it originally marked the omission of the letter e. • (n.) A figure of speech by which the orator or writer suddenly breaks off from th
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a rhetorical device by which a speaker turns from the audience as a whole to address a single person or thing. For example, in William Shakespeare`s ... [1 related articles]
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Apostrophe (`) is an album by Frank Zappa, his eighteenth, released on March 22, 1974 in both stereo and quadraphonic formats. An edited version of its lead-off track, "Don`t Eat the Yellow Snow", was Zappa`s first chart single, reaching position 86. Apostrophe (`) remains Zappa`s biggest commercial success in the US. It was certified G
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[figure of speech]
Apostrophe (Greek ἀποστροφή, apostrophé, "turning away"; the final e being sounded) is an exclamatory rhetorical figure of speech, when a speaker or writer breaks off and directs speech to an imaginary person or abstract quality or idea. In dramatic works and poetry written in or translated into English, such a
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According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the word comes ultimately from Greek ἡ ἀπόστροφος [προσῳδία] (hē apóstrophos [prosōidía], "[the accent of] `turning away`, or elision"), through Latin and French. The apostrophe is different from the closing single quotation mark ( ’ , usually rendered almost indisti...
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an address to a dead or absent person or personification as if he or she were present.
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- address to an absent or imaginary person
- the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
apostrophe, figure of speech in which an absent person, a personified inanimate being, or an abstraction is addressed as though present. The term is derived from a Greek word meaning “a turning away,” and this sense is maintained when a narrative or dramatic thread is broken in order to ...
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apostrophe: see punctuation; abbreviation.
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The apostrophe is a rhetorical figure by which the orator changes the course of his speech, and makes a short impassioned address to one absent as if he were present, or to things without life and sense as if they had life and sense. The same term is also applied to a comma when used to contract a word, or to mark the possessive case, as in 'John's
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Punctuation mark (') used in written English and some other languages. In English it serves primarily to indicate either a missing letter (mustn't
for must not
) or number ('47
), or gramma...
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Punctuation mark indicating possession (Bob's car) or representing letters that have been removed (wouldn't, isn't).
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Not to be confused with the punctuation mark, apostrophe is the act of addressing some abstraction o
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An address to a dead or absent person or personification as if he or she were present.
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