series comma


noun

a comma used after the next-to-last item in a series of three or more items when the next-to-last and last items are separated by a conjunction. In the series A, B, C, or D, the comma after C is the series comma.

Nearby words

  1. serictery,
  2. sericulture,
  3. seriema,
  4. series,
  5. series circuit,
  6. series resonance,
  7. series-wound,
  8. serif,
  9. serigraph,
  10. serigraphy

Also called serial comma.

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