What does the word apostrophe mean?

Usage examples for apostrophe

  1. 35. What is the use of the Apostrophe? – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  2. It must have been the vast number of the chances and changes of life he had seen around him, and himself experienced, that inspired him to write that splendid apostrophe: 'O eloquent, just, and mighty Death! – Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts by Rosalind Northcote