: showing or adapted to the entire length especially of the human figure
a full-length mirror
a full-length dress
: having a length as great as that which is normal or standard for one of its kind
a full-length play
: reaching to the end of the legs or arms
a full-length dress/skirt
a dress with full-length sleeves

Examples of full-length in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Often, your excellent questions inspire us to write full-length articles. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2024 The washes are vintage-inspired with low stretch, and the fit comes in various leg shapes, including this relaxed full-length leg. Malia Griggs, Glamour, 9 Apr. 2024 Though the album marks Eilish’s first full-length in three years, she’s released new music since Happier Than Ever. Angie Martoccio, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2024 The full-length helped earn Apollo a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2023 Grammy Awards. Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork, 5 Apr. 2024 The inside of the nonprofit’s Monroe Street location was decorated to look like a mini department store, complete with several rows of rainbow dresses, full-length mirrors and a fitting room. Stephanie Lam, The Mercury News, 31 Mar. 2024 The full-length could continue to find space on the ranking for several weeks. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The new album is Marciano’s first solo full-length since November 2020’s Mt. Marci. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 29 Mar. 2024 With Cowboy Carter, her first full-length plunge into country music, Beyoncé steps in front of the podium to deliver some lessons of her own. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of full-length was in 1732

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Cite this Entry

“Full-length.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-length. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: made to fit the full length of the human figure
a full-length dress
: having a length that is normal for one of its kind
a full-length play
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