short-lived

adjective \ ˈshȯrt-ˈlivd also -ˈlīvd \

Definition of short-lived

: not living or lasting long
  • short-lived insects
  • short-lived joy

First Known Use of short-lived

1588

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SHORT-LIVED Defined for English Language Learners

short-lived

Definition of short-lived for English Language Learners

  • : living or lasting for a short time


SHORT-LIVED Defined for Kids

short-lived

adjective \ ˈshȯrt-ˈlivd , -ˈlīvd \

Definition of short-lived for Students

: living or lasting only a short time
  • short-lived joy


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