overlong

adjective
over·​long | \ ˌō-vər-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce overlong (audio) \

Definition of overlong

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: longer than usual or necessary : excessively long an overlong meeting/speech overlong sleeves an overlong chapter working overlong hours The film feels overlong and a bit repetitious …— Randy Cordova

overlong

adverb

Definition of overlong (Entry 2 of 2)

: for an excessively long time The meeting ran overlong. … aircraft were kept waiting overlong on boiling hot runways.— Ted Conover If a person talks on overlong, people around the circle began to discreetly cough.— Thom Hartmann

First Known Use of overlong

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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overlong

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of overlong

: longer than usual or necessary : too long

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