variants or less commonly longform
: notably long in form in comparison to what is common or typical for works or content of a particular category
Making Michael Jackson's Thriller … spawned the long-form music video.Paul Taublieb
His compositions are long-form; by a comparative ratio to most piano players, there's not much soloing. Like good long-form structures, they don't always strike you as such; the written parts ease into solos without giving notice.Ben Ratliff
especially, journalism : covering a subject at much greater length and in much greater depth than a standard news article
Long-form and investigative stories were replaced by short, searchable bursts of information. Adam Weinstein
Mine was a world made new by memoir and biography, investigative journalism and longform essay. E. Ce Miller

Examples of long-form in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Magazines have dedicated long-form features to the subject, and a 2005 book took a deep dive into his liaisons. Mathew Rodriguez, Them, 11 July 2024 The co-production market will invite director-producer teams to pitch long-form and short-form projects, including features, shorts and series, both scripted and unscripted, to financiers, investors and studio executives. Patrick Frater, Variety, 10 July 2024 Passion’s long-form team will develop the animations. Max Goldbart, Deadline, 9 July 2024 The long-form, in-depth format has become a standout success and a contrast to a media world dominated by short soundbites and clips for social media. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 6 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for long-form 

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long-form was in 1961

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“Long-form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-form. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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