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.
Recent Examples on the Web The longish-term option When Airbnb was founded, the nation was just emerging from the Great Recession and in need of bargain accommodations. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Hotels vs. Airbnb: Has Covid-19 Disrupted the Disrupter?," 14 May 2020 There’s something about filling in areas of intersecting longish words and phrases and there’s an aesthetic appeal of using relatively few black squares in symmetric fields of white. Caitlin Lovinger, New York Times, "Takes Stock?," 14 Feb. 2020 Overwhelmingly, stock prices respond over longish periods to two variables, earnings and interest rates. Roger Lowenstein, Washington Post, "The next U.S. president will have little effect on the stock market. Here’s why.," 15 Jan. 2020 And after a longish expansion, the world economy is lacking vigour. The Economist, "The case for a falling dollar," 14 Nov. 2019 Cruz spoke briefly to answer the judge’s questions in the first hearing, wearing a red jail outfit and sporting longish bushy hair and oversize glasses. Washington Post, "Judge: School shooting defendant must attend more hearings," 1 Nov. 2019 Each has your standard adorable doggy head, a reasonable if not slightly longish torso, a lovely coat, captivating eyes and four preposterously short legs. Rex Huppke, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Hundreds of corgis storm Oregon beach, offering moment of short-legged clarity," 12 Aug. 2019 The 60-year-old Dickinson, in gleaming black leather pants, his longish graying hair fighting to stay in an uncooperative ponytail, was also a physical presence. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "Review / Photos: Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden captivate BB&T Center to open Legacy of the Beast Tour," 19 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of longish

1582, in the meaning defined above

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“Longish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longish. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of longish

: somewhat long

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