A punctuation mark (;) indicating a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma.
More example sentences
- Most letters would be vastly improved if they contained some short, even one-word sentences; and some change-of-pace punctuation like semicolons, dashes, question marks.
- I took my sit in Creative Writing and listened as Mr. Thompson lectured the class on when to use commas and semicolons when writing a story.
- Eddie finds himself without much to do - Ted's books tend to run about 500 words, and he keeps the kid busy retyping the thing, changing a comma to a semicolon and back again.
Definition of semicolon in:
- The British & World English dictionary