long·​ish ˈlȯŋ-ish How to pronounce longish (audio)
: somewhat long : moderately long

Examples of longish in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of longish was in 1582

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“Longish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longish. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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long·​ish ˈlȯŋ-ish How to pronounce longish (audio)
: somewhat long

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