compound-complex

adjective
com·​pound-com·​plex | \ ˈkäm-ˌpau̇nd-ˈkäm-ˌpleks How to pronounce compound-complex (audio) \

Definition of compound-complex

of a sentence
: having two or more main clauses and one or more subordinate clauses

First Known Use of compound-complex

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Compound-complex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compound-complex. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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