question mark

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question mark in a grey ring

Noun[edit]

question mark (plural question marks)

  1. The punctuation mark?”, used at the end of a sentence to indicate a question.
  2. (idiomatic) doubt or uncertainty
    There’s a question mark over whether or not he’ll be fit for the next game.
    • 2011 April 11, Phil McNulty, “Liverpool 3 - 0 Man City”, BBC Sport:
      Dirk Kuyt sandwiched a goal in between Carroll's double as City endured a night of total misery, with captain Carlos Tevez limping off early on with a hamstring strain that puts a serious question mark over his participation in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley.

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Punctuation