long-winded

adjective long-wind·ed \ ˌlȯŋ-ˈwin-dəd , ˈlȯŋ-ˌwin- \

Definition of long-winded

1 : tediously long in speaking or writing
2 : not easily subject to loss of breath

long-windedly

adverb

long-windedness

noun

First Known Use of long-winded

1578

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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LONG-WINDED Defined for English Language Learners

long-winded

Definition of long-winded for English Language Learners

  • : using too many words in speaking or writing


LONG-WINDED Defined for Kids

long-winded

adjective long-wind·ed \ ˈlȯŋ-ˈwin-dəd \

Definition of long-winded for Students

: using or having too many words
  • a long-winded explanation
  • a long-winded speaker


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