a gesture in which two fingers of each hand draw quotation marks in the air, used when uttering a word or phrase one does not think is appropriate or accurate.
the use of one’s index and middle fingers on each hand to gesture quotation marks for a word or saying
Air quotes often indicate derision, irony, or sarcasm.
a twitching movement of the first and second fingers of both hands to quote another or to emphasize or be sarcastic about a statement
A twitching movement of the first and second fingers of each hand to quote another or emphasize or e sarcasti about a statement
- Air quotes
a gesture in which two fingers of each hand draw quotation marks in the air, used when uttering a word or phrase one does not think is appropriate or accurate. Compare . Contemporary Examples You supply the air quotes to go around researching and industrial. PJ’s Political Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatheads P. […]
- Air rage
noun aggressive behaviour by an airline passenger that endangers the safety of the crew or other passengers noun uncontrolled physical or verbal anger exhibited when encountering annoyance while flying in an airplane Examples One cause of air rage is the in-flight cabin environment — a place that is high in toxic chemicals and allergens, and […]
- Air raid
a raid by aircraft, especially for bombing a particular area. Contemporary Examples Without an Iron Dome defense system, air raid sirens or even bomb shelters, people resign themselves to their fate. A Child’s Funeral in Gaza Jesse Rosenfeld July 17, 2014 Among them was the neighbor who had insisted that the air raid shelter be […]
- Air-raid shelter
an indoor or other protected area specifically designated as a shelter during an air raid.