week·​long | \ ˈwēk-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce weeklong (audio) \

Definition of weeklong

: lasting a week

Examples of weeklong in a Sentence

We attended a weeklong training conference in Atlanta.

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Americans on edge after string of mass shootings A weeklong string of mass shootings, false reports and hoaxes of active shooters have spread around the country, highlighting an acute uncertainty many Americans feel in the wake of the incidents. Editors, USA TODAY, "US mass shootings, Iowa State Fair, Sonia Sotomayor milestone: 5 things to know Thursday," 8 Aug. 2019 So that dinner will take place Sept. 5, the day after a weeklong road trip and the day before Orsillo flies to Philadelphia to do a national broadcast. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Garrett Richards has pedal to metal; Grant, Orsillo raise $70K; lefty lineup," 4 Aug. 2019 After working with the league’s Adopt A Child Abuse Case and a weeklong internship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Fritz’s career goals turned from surgeon to nurse. Glendale News-Press, "On the Town: Two local women prove to be robust leaders in their own ways," 29 July 2019 Lawmakers in both parties were reluctant to leave town for a weeklong holiday recess without approving new funding for the border. Molly Hennessy-fiske, latimes.com, "Pelosi takes a hit as Congress approves border crisis money," 27 June 2019 The two chambers now have only two days to spare before lawmakers are set to leave Washington for a weeklong holiday recess. Author: Mike Debonis, Erica Werner, Anchorage Daily News, "House Democrats pass border bill, setting up tense negotiation over migrants," 26 June 2019 Congress plans to leave Washington in a few days for a weeklong July 4 recess, and pressure is intense to wrap up the legislation before then. Andrew Taylor, Fortune, "$4.5 Billion Border Aid Bill Sets Up Showdown With Republican-Led Senate," 26 June 2019 The Senate is expected to take up its version of the bill Wednesday, McCarthy said after speaking with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and pass it by the end of the week before senators leave for a weeklong July 4 recess. NBC News, "House passes border funding bill to address humanitarian crisis," 26 June 2019 Camps run for two-day or weeklong sessions from June 25 to Aug. 17. Zipporah Osei And Julia Preszler, BostonGlobe.com, "Summer day camps south of Boston," 12 Apr. 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of weeklong

: lasting for a week

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