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noun [plural]     scare quotes pronunciation in British English
/ˈskeə(r)ˌkwəʊtz/
  1. quotation marks (=the symbols ’ and ’) used before and after a word or phrase to show that the word or phrase is unusual or perhaps not accurate
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