months·​long ˈmən(t)ths-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce monthslong (audio)
: lasting through several or many months
a monthslong delay
Federer goes on one of his monthslong winning benders …L. Jon Wertheim

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Thursday evening, his right fist raised in defiance, Jussie Smollett walked out of Judge James Linn’s courtroom and into a monthslong stretch of Cook County custody. Megan Crepeau,, 11 Mar. 2022 The monthslong civil lawsuit, in which Flint residents were suing two consulting firms that did work for the city of Flint, ended in a mistrial in August, when jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 9 Nov. 2022 More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted city business, Baltimore still has a monthslong backlog in the office that records property sales. Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun, 1 Nov. 2022 Dissatisfaction with the status quo burst out unexpectedly in October 2019, when an increase in Santiago subway fares set off a monthslong wave of demonstrations., 21 Nov. 2021 Alden Global Capital declared victory in its monthslong effort to acquire Tribune Publishing Co. following a shareholder vote on the hedge fund’s bid for daily newspapers in Chicago, New York and other major cities. Gerry Smith,, 21 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monthslong was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Monthslong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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