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Definition of "paragraph" []

  • A distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic or quotes one speaker's continuous words. (noun)
  • A mark ( ¶ ) used to indicate where a new paragraph should begin or to serve as a reference mark. (noun)
  • A brief article, notice, or announcement, as in a newspaper. (noun)
  • To divide or arrange into paragraphs. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paragraph" in a sentence
  • "(Beginning of paragraph following one on Unity in the paragraph) _The second of the essentials of the paragraph_, coherence, demands that ...."
  • "[_open quote at beginning of final paragraph instead of close quote at end of previous paragraph_]"
  • "Here is an example of how the title paragraph should be written:"