year·​long ˈyir-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce yearlong (audio)
: lasting through a year

Examples of yearlong in a Sentence

She went on a yearlong sabbatical.
Recent Examples on the Web Still, this new attack is an escalation in DeSantis’s bizarre, yearlong war with Disney World. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 22 Aug. 2023 Mackenzie had just graduated from high school, only two days after delivering a eulogy at the funeral of her father, Bill, the Bruins’ former defensive coordinator who was laid to rest in his native New Jersey after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2023 The block party is presented by the Deep Ellum Foundation as part of the district’s yearlong 150th anniversary celebration and is a tribute to Black music and cultural influences that defined Deep Ellum. Norma Cavazos, Dallas News, 12 June 2023 Pakistan Pakistan is on edge after the country’s former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, was dramatically arrested Tuesday by paramilitary troops in a significant escalation of a yearlong political standoff. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 10 May 2023 The programs range from seven-day classes to yearlong accredited curriculums. Shamilee Vellu, Travel + Leisure, 17 Apr. 2023 The episode comes at a time of elevated uncertainty over Hong Kong’s status as a premier financial hub, after a nearly yearlong Chinese government clampdown on freedoms in the former British colony. Fortune, 19 Mar. 2021 Bruce White, founder and chairman of White Lodging, died after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer, according to a release issued by the company Friday. Michelle L. Quinn, Chicago Tribune, 20 Jan. 2023 The book’s narrative covers Mr. Pomerantz’s yearlong detachment to the district attorney’s office, where Mr. Vance lured him out of retirement to work exclusively on the Trump investigation. Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times, 3 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yearlong was in 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Yearlong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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