Definition of compound sentence in English:

compound sentence

Pronunciation /kəmˈpound ˈsentns/ /kəmˈpaʊnd ˈsɛntns/ /ˈsen(t)əns/ /ˈsɛn(t)əns/


  • A sentence with more than one subject or predicate.

    ‘There are sentences that are complex and the occasional compound sentence.’
    • ‘You can gradually introduce complex and compound sentences.’
    • ‘A compound sentence contains at least two independent clauses, with the writer giving equal emphasis to both.’
    • ‘Niall McAuley found what might just be the longest compound sentence in literature.’