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Openverse Syntax Guide

When you search, you can enter special symbols or words to your search term to make your search results more precise.

Search for an exact match

To search for an exact word or phrase, put it inside quotes. For example, "Claude Monet".

Excluding terms

To exclude a term from your results, put the - minus sign in front of it. Example: dog minus pug
This will search for media related to "dog" but won't include results related to "pug".

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