Definition of paragraph mark in English:

paragraph mark

(also paragraph symbol)

Pronunciation /ˈperəˌɡraf märk/ /ˈpɛrəˌɡræf mɑrk/


  • A symbol (usually ¶) used in printed text to mark a new paragraph or as a reference mark.

    ‘The rather long captions of a photographic feature are broken into ‘paragraphs’ indicated, not by indentation or by a line of white space, but by a red paragraph symbol.’’
    • ‘At the beginning of each paragraph in an APA full-text article, a small gray paragraph symbol appears.’
    • ‘I used paragraph marks because your built-in preview concatenated my paragraphs into one.’
    • ‘One common task is removing extra paragraph marks in the document. The macro in this tip makes short work of removing all the extra paragraph marks.’
    • ‘It is a good idea to display paragraph marks as you work so that you don't accidentally lose a paragraph's formatting properties.’