short-lived

adjective
\ ˈshȯrt-ˈlivd How to pronounce short-lived (audio) also -ˈlīvd How to pronounce short-lived (audio) \

Definition of short-lived

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

First Known Use of short-lived

1588, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short-lived was in 1588

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27 Apr 2020

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“Short-lived.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short-lived. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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short-lived

adjective
How to pronounce short-lived (audio) How to pronounce short-lived (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of short-lived

: living or lasting for a short time

short-lived

adjective
\ ˈshȯrt-ˈlivd, -ˈlīvd \

Kids Definition of short-lived

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

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