(idiom) emphasize, Emphasizes the following word or phrase for irony, as used almost exclusively in spoken language.
adverb quote ... unquote
- Maybe you should ask your friend what happened to the money.
- Used in spoken language to delimit a quotation in the same function as quotation marks.
(spoken) Adam Smith claimed that a capitalist is, quote, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention, unquote.
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