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long–winded

adjective long–wind·ed \ˌlŋ-ˈwin-dəd, ˈlŋ-ˌwin-\

: using too many words in speaking or writing

Full Definition of LONG-WINDED

1
:  tediously long in speaking or writing
2
:  not easily subject to loss of breath
long–wind·ed·ly adverb
long–wind·ed·ness noun

First Known Use of LONG-WINDED

1589
LONG-WINDED Defined for Kids

long–winded

adjective long–wind·ed \ˈlŋ-ˈwin-dəd\

Definition of LONG-WINDED for Kids

:  using or having too many words <a long-winded explanation> <a long-winded speaker>

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