long·​ish | \ ˈlȯŋ-ish How to pronounce longish (audio) \

Definition of longish

: somewhat long : moderately long

Examples of longish in a Sentence

She wore a longish coat. He had longish black hair.

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And the longish average maturity of its bonds, around seven years, gives it breathing space. The Economist, "Italy’s political crisis is roiling financial markets once more," 31 May 2018 Morels have hollow, white stems and longish, conical caps that have a pockmarked or honeycombed exterior. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "Morel mushrooms: Here's what you need to know," 3 Apr. 2018 The latest in a longish succession of arena-level dance-music acts who think like pop songwriters — think a more relaxed Avicii, or a smoother Moby — this duo was recently nominated for a pair of Grammy Awards. New York Times, "Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week," 14 Dec. 2017 And none of its rivals can shed speed like the Civic can, its four-piston, 13.8-inch Brembo front brakes and upgraded 12.0-inch rear stoppers biting hard via a firm—if longish-travel—brake pedal. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2017 Honda Civic Type R," 8 July 2017 The lines were always longish and slow-moving, and those waiting were often confused as to exactly how the exhibit worked. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "‘Awesome!’: Children’s Museum review by kid, mom and dad," 6 June 2017 So even though the run-time is a longish 2 hours, 48 minutes, the show will move quickly. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "‘Hamilton’ finally opens in San Francisco: What you need to know," 8 Mar. 2017 For a longish stretch, fans of the Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel had cause for selfish worry. Laura Collins-hughes, New York Times, "With ‘Indecent,’ Paula Vogel Makes Her Broadway Debut," 12 Apr. 2017 And don’t be put off by the longish ingredients list. Special To The Denver Post, The Denver Post, "The Whole30: Italian meatball soup recipe," 23 Jan. 2017

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1582, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of longish

: somewhat long

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