See also: Points

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  • IPA(key): /pɔɪnts/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔɪnts

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points

  1. plural of point

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points pl (plural only)

  1. (rail transport, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India) Movable rails which can be used to switch a train from one railway track to another.
    Synonym: switch
  2. (theater) Exaggerated speech or gestures used for emphasis during a performance.
    • 1977, Drama: The quarterly theatre review, numbers 124-131, page 16:
      In my concentrated week at Stratford I found that, although as a theatregoer for decades I could not help marking what the old actors called 'points' now and again, []
    • 2014, Amy Lehman, Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance, page 21:
      The nineteenth century acting technique of making points was encouraged by the dramaturgy of the melodramas which dominated the stage. The style was in fact difficult to avoid in many popular plays.

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points

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative of point

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points m

  1. plural of point

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