topic sentence

noun

Definition of topic sentence

: a sentence that states the main thought of a paragraph or of a larger unit of discourse and is usually placed at or near the beginning

First Known Use of topic sentence

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of topic sentence was in 1885

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topic sentence

noun

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: a sentence that states the main thought of a paragraph

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