HyperDic: apostrophe

English > 2 senses of the word apostrophe:
NOUNcommunicationapostropheaddress to an absent or imaginary person
communicationapostrophethe mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
apostrophe > pronunciation
Soundsahpaa'strahfiy
Rhymesatrophy ... typography: 53 rhymes with fiy...
English > apostrophe: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningaddress to an absent or imaginary person.
Broaderrhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Spanishapóstrofe
Catalanapòstrofe
Adjectivesapostrophicof or characteristic of apostrophe
English > apostrophe: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word.
Broaderpunctuation, punctuation markThe marks used to clarify meaning / meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Spanishapóstrofe, apóstrofo
Catalanapòstrof
Verbsapostrophize, apostrophiseuse an apostrophe

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