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leaden

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adjective lead·en \ˈle-dən\

Simple Definition of leaden

  • : having a dull gray color

  • : feeling heavy and difficult to move

  • : not lively or exciting

Full Definition of leaden

  1. 1 a :  made of lead b :  of the color of lead :  dull gray

  2. 2 a :  oppressively heavy b :  sluggish c :  lacking spirit or animation

lead·en·ly adverb
lead·en·ness play \-dən-(n)əs\ noun

Examples of leaden

  1. <a leaden performance of a classic American play that nearly put us to sleep>

  2. <the leaden sky made everything seem dark and depressing>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of leaden

before 12th century

Rhymes with leaden



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