bullet point


: an item in a list that has a large dot in front of it to signify its importance
broadly : any point or statement given special emphasis (as in a speech)

Examples of bullet point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Comparing the bullet points, four out of the five highlights generated by the chatbots featured the same parts of the sprawling conversation, and the fifth bullet point was negligibly different. Reece Rogers, WIRED, 15 Feb. 2024 Sociology is simply a bullet point in political stratagems seeking to dismantle American institutions from the inside out. Carol J. Petty, Baltimore Sun, 2 Feb. 2024 Johnson shared a photo of a Fox News graphic on Saturday that included a bullet point list of terms that the Immigration Accountability Project alleged to be in the agreement, which negotiators have not yet released text for. Emily Jacobs, Washington Examiner, 14 Jan. 2024 The first bullet point from the trade group offered a seemingly tantalizing concession to striking writers: the largest wage increase in 35 years. Bypaolo Confino, Fortune, 23 Aug. 2023 Her response muted to the point of deadpan, Kerr gave the distinct impression that the offer, to some the offer of a lifetime, was just another bullet point on a busy schedule, another item on her to-do list: Barcelona on the road. Rory Smith, New York Times, 19 July 2023 Others prefer to bullet point thoughts or to-do lists. Mary K. Tatum, Ms, Verywell Health, 14 July 2023 The latter part of the bullet point seems targeted to address right-wing concerns that teachers are forcing White children to feel guilty for the consequences of American slavery, an argument that has gained currency among conservatives in recent years. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2023 Hidden in plain sight amidst all the celebrating of a double-digit increase in sales and record-setting 11,115 deliveries was a bullet point stating that the automaker will put at least two all-new models into production before the year is out: the Purosangue and the Daytona SP3. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 4 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bullet point was in 1983

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“Bullet point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullet%20point. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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