long-form

adjective
\ ˈlȯŋ-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce long-form (audio) \
variants: or less commonly longform

Definition of long-form

: 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

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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