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1. punctuation

noun. ['ˌpəŋktʃuːˈeɪʃən'] the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases.

Synonyms

  • grouping
  • orthography
  • hyphenation

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • punctuatio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Punctuation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word punctuation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Do not worry too much about punctuation or grammar during this first draft.

Quotes containing the word punctuation


1. Hope.It's like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It's a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it's the only thing in the world keeping me afloat.
- Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

2. The key to a successful relationship isn’t just in the words, it’s in the choice of punctuation. When you’re in love with someone, a well-placed question mark can be the difference between bliss and disaster, and a deeply respected period or a cleverly inserted ellipsis can prevent all kinds of exclamations.
- David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

3. Punctuation, is? fun!
- Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

2. punctuation

noun. ['ˌpəŋktʃuːˈeɪʃən'] the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases.

Synonyms

  • interrogation point
  • punctuation mark
  • inverted comma
  • writing system
  • hyphen
  • quotation mark
  • square bracket
  • dash
  • stroke
  • virgule
  • swung dash
  • question mark
  • exclamation mark
  • brace
  • solidus
  • slash
  • diagonal
  • semicolon
  • mark
  • stop
  • colon
  • quote
  • exclamation point
  • full stop
  • parenthesis
  • orthography
  • comma
  • bracket
  • separatrix
  • apostrophe
  • angle bracket
  • ampersand
  • period
  • full point

Antonyms

  • break
  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • linger

Etymology

  • punctuatio (Latin)

3. punctuation

noun. ['ˌpəŋktʃuːˈeɪʃən'] something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions.

Synonyms

  • break

Antonyms

  • disparage
  • deaden

Etymology

  • punctuatio (Latin)
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