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: a word or phrase repeated or said over (as in a song) : burden, refrain


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transitive verb

: to compose with an excess of words : write too wordily
many of the poems seem to come out overwordedJohn Ciardi

Word History



over- (from over entry 1 —again) + word, noun

Transitive verb

over entry 1 + word, verb

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“Overword.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overword. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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