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 There are a few less- memorable courses, and the wait between them can be longish, but overall the service is good and most of the fare is first-rate. New York Eateries, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 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, 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, 14 Feb. 2020 Overwhelmingly, stock prices respond over longish periods to two variables, earnings and interest rates. Roger Lowenstein, Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2020 And after a longish expansion, the world economy is lacking vigour. The Economist, 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, 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, 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, 19 July 2019 See More

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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 23 May. 2022.

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