leath·​er-lunged ˈle-t͟hər-ˌləŋd How to pronounce leather-lunged (audio)
: having an inordinately loud voice
leather-lunged singers

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leather-lunged was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Leather-lunged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leather-lunged. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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