from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The symbol (¶).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The paragraph mark ¶.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a paragraph mark, ¶.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character ¶, used to mark the beginning of a new paragraph: same as paragraph, 4.
Who knew, for example, that the backward P printer's mark that denotes a paragraph break is called a pilcrow or that the only letters formed in a clockwise direction are m, n, h, k, b, p and r?
nyokki: what i did is google the word pilcrow and i saw the symbol and copied it instead of going in character map. hope it makes it easier for you
There used to be a clunky paragraph sign known as a pilcrow ; initially it was a C with a slash drawn through it.
There is also a deep look at the @ symbol's new-found stardom, the octothorpe enjoying a new lease of life renamed as the "hashtag" in Twitter parlance, and the secretive pilcrow.
I'll start with remarks on little known formal names for some punctuation marks. pilcrow: ¶
MS Word wants to make anything that looks like a quote mark with a space, tab, or pilcrow in front of it into some kind of open-quote mark.
Other terms do it for me too: recently I was reminded by India that the symbol for a paragraph is called a pilcrow.
The third type has a pilcrow ¶ but no paragraph break.
In this e-text, the second type of paragraph is marked with a pilcrow ¶.
In the printed book, some line numbers were shifted to avoid collision with the pilcrow symbol at the beginning of each seven-line stanza.