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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

leadenly

adverb

leadenness

play \-dən-(n)əs\ noun

Examples of leaden in a sentence

  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


LEADEN Defined for Kids

leaden

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adjective lead·en \ˈle-dən\

Definition of leaden for Students

  1. 1 :  made of lead

  2. 2 :  feeling heavy and difficult to move <leaden feet>

  3. 3 :  of a dull gray color <a leaden sky>





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