Apostrophe - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpɑːstrəfi|  American pronunciation of the word apostrophe
Brit.  |əˈpɒstrəfi|  British pronunciation of the word apostrophe

noun

- address to an absent or imaginary person
- the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word

Examples

I thought by the accent, it had been an apostrophe to his child.

At Philippa's sudden apostrophe she gave a jump.

Word forms

noun
singular: apostrophe
plural: apostrophes
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