leaden

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adjective lead·en \ˈle-dən\

Definition of leaden

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

  2. 2a :  oppressively heavyb :  sluggishc :  lacking spirit or animation

leadenly

adverb

leadenness

play \ˈle-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


LEADEN Defined for English Language Learners

leaden

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adjective lead·en \ˈle-dən\

Definition of leaden for English Language Learners

  • : having a dull gray color

  • : feeling heavy and difficult to move

  • : not lively or exciting


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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