long–winded

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

Definition of long–winded

  1. 1 :  tediously long in speaking or writing

  2. 2 :  not easily subject to loss of breath

long–windedly

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long–windedness

noun

1589

First Known Use of long–winded

1589


LONG–WINDED Defined for English Language Learners

long–winded

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

Definition of long–winded for English Language Learners

  • : using too many words in speaking or writing


LONG–WINDED Defined for Kids

long–winded

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

Definition of long–winded for Students

  1. :  using or having too many words <a long-winded explanation> <a long-winded speaker>


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