question mark

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Noun[change]

Singular
question mark

Plural
question marks

A question mark
  1. A question mark is the character ? used at the end of a sentence to mean this sentence is waiting for an answer.
    In English the question mark appears immediately after the last word of the sentence, but in French a space between is needed.
  2. (metaphorical) A question mark can also stand for a question or a doubt, something uncertain or unknown.
    He had no idea what she was thinking; it was one big question mark.

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Punctuation marks (edit)

apostrophe ( ' ) ( ) • brackets ( [] ) ( {} ) • colon ( : ) • comma ( , ) • dashes ( ) ( ) • ellipsis ( ... ) • exclamation mark ( ! ) • hyphen ( ) ( - ) • parentheses ( () ) • period / full stop ( . ) • question mark ( ? ) • quotation marks ( ' ' ) ( " " ) • semicolon ( ; ) • slash ( / )


Other: ampersand ( & ) • asterisk ( * ) • at ( @ ) • backslash ( \ ) • bullet ( ) ( · ) • degree ( ° ) • number sign / pound sign ( # ) • tilde ( ~ ) • underscore ( _ ) • vertical bar / pipe ( | ) •