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Close punctuation

punctuation in which many commas, full stops, etc, are used Compare open punctuation


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  • Close-quarters

    [klohs] /kloʊs/ noun 1. a small, cramped place or position. 2. direct and close contact in a fight: They met at close quarters, exchanging many quick jabs. /kləʊs/ plural noun 1. a narrow cramped space or position 2. at close quarters 1753, originally nautical, also close-fights, “bulkheads fore and aft for men to stand behind […]

  • Close-quote

    [klohz] /kloʊz/ noun 1. the quotation mark used to end a quotation, usually ” or ‘. 2. (used by a speaker to indicate the end of a quotation.)

  • Closer

    [kloh-zer] /ˈkloʊ zər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Also, closure. Masonry. any of various specially formed or cut bricks for spacing or filling gaps between regular bricks or courses of regular brickwork. [kloh-ser] /ˈkloʊ sər/ adjective 1. comparative of . [verb klohz; adjective, adverb klohs or for 51, klohz; noun klohz […]

  • Close-reach

    [klohs] /kloʊs/ noun, Nautical. 1. See under (def 26). [reech] /ritʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to get to or get as far as in moving, going, traveling, etc.: The boat reached the shore. 2. to come to or arrive at in some course of progress, action, etc.: Your letter never reached me. 3. to […]

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