compound-complex

adjective

com·​pound-com·​plex ˈkäm-ˌpau̇nd-ˈkäm-ˌpleks How to pronounce compound-complex (audio)
of a sentence
: having two or more main clauses and one or more subordinate clauses

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of compound-complex was in 1923

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“Compound-complex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compound-complex. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

compound-complex

adjective
: having two or more main clauses and one or more subordinate clauses
compound-complex sentence
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