Definition of bullet point in English:

Share this entry

bullet point

Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝olət point/


1Each of several items in a list, preceded by a bullet symbol for emphasis.
Example sentences
  • So, for you, and for nobody else, here's a bullet point list of what I've been doing while I've been away, just so that we can all catch up: • Having a frustrating moving day.
  • In the weeks coming up to the exams, a good thing to encourage your child to do is a bullet point summary after each module.
  • Within our submission we have the bullet point summary of some of the issues and some of the proposals.
1.1A bullet symbol.
Example sentences
  • I leafed first through the book and stopped to learn how to customise bullet points.
  • Graphic devices - bullet points, italic or bold type faces - should be used to highlight key points and conclusions.



Example sentences
  • You can click on an "expand" button to see each of the bullet-pointed terms explained in more detail.
  • Science books for younger children tend to be written as bullet pointed 'weird facts' rather than sustained explanations.
  • The cooking tips are well bullet pointed.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bul·let point

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.