1. apostrophe

noun. ['əˈpɑːstrəˌfiː'] the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word.


  • punctuation


  • apostrophe (French)
  • apostrophe (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Apostrophe

  • astrophotography
  • atrophy
  • autobiography
  • bibliography
  • biography
  • calligraphy
  • catastrophe
  • choreography
  • chromatography
  • cinematography
  • crystallography
  • demography
  • discography
  • dystrophy
  • echography
  • geography
  • hagiography
  • historiography
  • iconography
  • kaumography

Example sentences of the word apostrophe

1. Noun, singular or mass
The second thing the apostrophe does is tell the reader how many of the nouns possess something.

Quotes containing the word apostrophe

1. To those who care about punctuation, a sentence such as "Thank God its Friday"(without the apostrophe) rouses feelings not only of despair but of violence. The confusion of the possessive "its"(no apostrophe) with the contractive "it's"(with apostrophe) is an unequivocal signal of illiteracy and sets off a Pavlovian "kill"response in the average stickler.
- Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

2. apostrophe

noun. ['əˈpɑːstrəˌfiː'] address to an absent or imaginary person.


  • apostrophe (French)
  • apostrophe (Latin)