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  • Pronunciation Video of sentence

  • Pronunciation of sentence: S EH1 N T AH0 N S ('sɛntəns)

  • Number of syllables of sentence: 2

  • Definition of sentence

    • (n): (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"  
    • (n): a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language; "he always spoke in grammatical sentences"  
    • (n): the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned; "he served a prison term of 15 months"; "his sentence was 5 to 10 years"; "he is doing time in the county jail"  
    • (v): pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"  
  • Examples of sentence

    • The introductory paragraph includes this sentence.  
    • The change to the second sentence renders the paragraph incoherent.  
    • Masterly simplification of the last sentence is of the opening paragraph.  
    • The' was the first word in the sentence and was uncapitalized.  
    • The wording of the first sentence is funny.  
    • The above sentence in the second paragraph needs corroboration.  
    • The sentences are too long, and the language is pompous.  
    • The last sentence of the third paragraph is unfinished.  
    • The introductory paragraph includes the sentence.  
    • The first sentence in the paragraph is flatly false.  

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