Brackets Parentheses and Quotation Marks

# Names of brackets?

###### Wiki User

###### 2009-09-07 04:12:01

* **round brackets**, **open brackets** or

**parentheses**: ( ) * **square brackets**, **closed**

**brackets** or **box brackets**: [ ] * **curly brackets**,

**squiggly brackets**, **swirly brackets**, **braces**, or

**chicken lips**: { }

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Brackets Parentheses and Quotation Marks

### What are the different types of brackets?

The different types of brackets are: * round brackets,
open brackets or parentheses: ( ) * square
brackets, closed brackets or box brackets: [ ] *
curly brackets, squiggly brackets, swirly
brackets, braces, or chicken lips: { } * angle
brackets, diamond brackets, cone brackets or
chevrons: < > or ⟨ ⟩

###### Asked in Definitions, Brackets Parentheses and Quotation Marks

### What are the types of parentheses and brackets?

The different types of brackets are: * round brackets,
open brackets or parentheses: ( ) * square
brackets, closed brackets or box brackets: [ ] *
curly brackets, squiggly brackets, swirly
brackets, braces, or chicken lips: { } * angle
brackets, diamond brackets, cone brackets or
chevrons: < > or ⟨ ⟩

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra, Brackets Parentheses and Quotation Marks

### What are parentheses or brackets?

Brackets are punctuation marks used in pairs to set apart
or interject text within other text. In the United States,
"bracket" sometimes refers specifically to the square or box
type.
There are four main types of brackets:
round brackets, open brackets or
parentheses: ( )
square brackets, closed brackets or box
brackets: [ ]
curly brackets, squiggly brackets, swirly
brackets, braces, or chicken lips: { }
angle brackets, diamond brackets, cone
brackets or chevrons: < > or ⟨ ⟩

###### Asked in Microsoft Excel

### Does the average function require the argument be included withing parentheses?

Yes. All functions in Excel have brackets and the ones that have
arguments must have them within the brackets. Not all functions
have arguments, but they still have to have the brackets. This
distinguishes them for other things in Excel that have names. So it
is possible to have a name called Average.

###### Asked in Nouns

### Is brackets a noun?

Yes, the word 'brackets' is both a noun (bracket,
brackets) and a verb (bracket, brackets,
bracketing, bracketed).
Examples:
The brackets holding the shelf are loose. (noun)
The author brackets the words that are not a part of the
direct quote. (verb)
I use brackets at the end of the sentence to designate
the part of speech. (noun)

###### Asked in Brackets Parentheses and Quotation Marks, Commas Colons and Semicolons

### When do you use parentheses and brackets?

The different types of brackets are:
round brackets, open brackets or
parentheses: ( )
square brackets, closed brackets or box
brackets: [ ]
curly brackets, squiggly brackets, swirly
brackets, braces, or chicken lips: { }
angle brackets, diamond brackets, cone
brackets or chevrons: < > or ⟨ ⟩
Parentheses (singular, parenthesis)---sometimes
called round brackets, curved brackets, oval
brackets, or just brackets, or, colloquially,
parens --- contain material that could be omitted without
destroying or altering the meaning of a sentence. Example:
Sometimes I like to use parenthesis (they make everything more
fun).
Square brackets are mainly used to enclose explanatory or
missing material usually added by someone other than the original
author, usually in quoted text. Example: I appreciate it [the
honor], but I must refuse.
Curly brackets (also called braces, or "squiggly
brackets") are sometimes used in prose to indicate a series of
equal choices. Example: Select your animal {goat, sheep, cow,
horse} and follow me.
Angle brackets are often used to enclose highlighted
material. Some dictionaries use angle brackets to enclose short
excerpts illustrating the usage of words.
An example can be:
I used the brackets to mark off important information in my
research paper.