paragraph

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paragraph is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
paragraph


Paragraph is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈpæ.rə.græf/
  • SAMPA: /"p{.r@.gr{f/
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Noun[change]

Singular
paragraph

Plural
paragraphs

  1. (countable) A paragraph is one or more sentences that are written together with no line breaks separating them. Usually they are connected by a single idea.
    She knew what it would say after reading the first paragraph.
    The crash was reported in a single paragraph in the Edinburgh Evening News.

Verb[change]

Plain form
paragraph

Third-person singular
paragraphs

Past tense
paragraphed

Past participle
paragraphed

Present participle
paragraphing

  1. (transitive) If you paragraph something, you break it into paragraphs.
    It's hard to read with no breaks. Can you paragraph it out a bit?