long-winded

adjective
long-wind·​ed | \ ˌlȯŋ-ˈwin-dəd How to pronounce long-winded (audio) , ˈlȯŋ-ˌwin- \

Definition of long-winded

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

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Other Words from long-winded

long-windedly adverb
long-windedness noun

First Known Use of long-winded

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of long-winded was in 1578

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“Long-winded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-winded. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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long-winded

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English Language Learners Definition of long-winded

: using too many words in speaking or writing

long-winded

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

Kids Definition of long-winded

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

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