long-winded

adjective

long-wind·​ed ˌlȯŋ-ˈwin-dəd How to pronounce long-winded (audio)
ˈlȯŋ-ˌwin-
1
: tediously long in speaking or writing
2
: not easily subject to loss of breath
long-windedly adverb
long-windedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of long-winded was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Long-winded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-winded. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

long-winded

adjective

long-wind·​ed
ˈlȯŋ-ˈwin-dəd
: boringly long in speaking or writing
long-windedly adverb
long-windedness noun
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