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eroteme

eroteme (ehr-oh-TEEM) - n., a punctuation mark indicating interrogation, a question mark.


An old-fashioned term still sometimes remembered in typesetting and in computer programming, though fading in those disciplines as well, and the word is marked as obsolete in some dictionaries. Compare the even rarer ecphoneme, the exclamation mark. From Greek for a question.

She gave me a questioning look when I praised the calligraphy of her erotemes.

---L.
Tags: e, greek, noun
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