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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about compound-complex

Statistics for compound-complex

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for compound-complex

The first known use of compound-complex was in 1923

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on compound-complex

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with compound-complex

Comments on compound-complex

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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!