See also: semi-quote
- semi-quote (preferred for the verb forms)
semiquote (plural semiquotes)
- A single quotation mark, ('). This is often used for a quote within a quote, as in "Tom said 'What?'"
- A punctuation mark to indicate that the text is a semi-quote, i.e. a close paraphrase that uses some of the author's original words.
- (informal) A partly paraphrased quotation.
- "A fanatic is someone who will not change his mind or the subject of discussion" is a semiquote of Winston Churchill.