word·​age ˈwər-dij How to pronounce wordage (audio)
: the number or quantity of words

Examples of wordage in a Sentence

somewhere, lost within all that wordage, is a modestly worthwhile idea
Recent Examples on the Web On their website, the three yellow stripes are prominently featured on the website under the Black Lives Matter wordage, and used on their social media accounts. Amritpal Kaur Sandhu-Longoria, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2023 Reached by the Union-Tribune Wednesday morning, Lindsey differed with McGillis’ wordage. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Mar. 2023 The music, as Spiegelman notes, has to be tuned into, tracked among the acrobatics of wordage, the high-wire leaps of thought. Carol Muske-Dukes, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2023 The isle’s tourism website beckons travelers with picturesque wordage that can make one understand why Knowles misses his homeland. Gary Stoller, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 Messages varied in terms of wordage, but most signs offered support with unique personal twists. Briar Napier, The Arizona Republic, 11 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of wordage was in 1829

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“Wordage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wordage. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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word·​age ˈwərd-ij How to pronounce wordage (audio)
: a quantity or number of words
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