overword

noun

Definition of overword

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

overword

transitive verb

Definition of overword (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for overword

Noun

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

Transitive verb

over entry 1 + word, verb

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