Meaning of compound-complex sentence

com'pound-com'plex sen'tence

Pronunciation: (kom'pound-kom'pleks), [key]
  1. a sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses, as The lightning flashed (independent clause) and the rain fell (independent clause) as he entered the house (dependent clause).
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