Meaning of compound sentence

com'pound sen'tence

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a sentence containing two or more coordinate independent clauses, usually joined by one or more conjunctions, but no dependent clause, as The lightning flashed (independent clause) and (conjunction) the rain fell (independent clause).
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