adjective lead·en \ˈle-dən\

: having a dull gray color

: feeling heavy and difficult to move

: not lively or exciting

Full Definition of LEADEN

a :  made of lead
b :  of the color of lead :  dull gray
a :  oppressively heavy
b :  sluggish
c :  lacking spirit or animation
lead·en·ly adverb
lead·en·ness \-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>

First Known Use of LEADEN

before 12th century

Related to LEADEN

arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, boring, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting

Rhymes with LEADEN

LEADENLY Defined for Kids


adjective lead·en \ˈle-dən\

Definition of LEADEN for Kids

:  made of lead
:  feeling heavy and difficult to move <leaden feet>
:  of a dull gray color <a leaden sky>


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