variants or long-drawn
: extended to a great length

Examples of long-drawn-out in a Sentence

a long-drawn-out acceptance speech by an overemotional actor

Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of long-drawn-out was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Long-drawn-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-drawn-out. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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