bullet point

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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)

Recent Examples of bullet point from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bullet point.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bullet point

1983


BULLET POINT Defined for English Language Learners

bullet point

noun

Definition of bullet point for English Language Learners

  • : an item in a list that has a large dot (called a bullet) in front of it to show that it is important


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bullet point? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!