Share this entry

semicolon
American English: /ˈsɛmiˌkoʊlən/
, /ˈsɛmaɪˌkoʊlən/
British English: /ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊlən/
, /ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊlɒn/

Translation of semicolon in Spanish:

noun

  • 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:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day doofus
    Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
    noun
    a stupid person
    Cultural fact of the day

    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.