longish

adjective
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 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 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

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First Known Use of longish

1582, in the meaning defined above

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“Longish.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longish. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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longish

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of longish

: somewhat long

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