year·long | \ˈyir-ˈlȯŋ \

Definition of yearlong 

: lasting through a year

Examples of yearlong in a Sentence

She went on a yearlong sabbatical.

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This centennial year has been packed with commemorations of conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s yearlong celebration of his works. Zoë Madonna,, "Jamie Bernstein, her ‘Famous Father,’ and nothing to hide," 5 July 2018 Profar has been a better player than Rougned Odor this season and probably would have been last season had the Rangers made a move as Odor waged a yearlong battle at the Mendoza Line. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Profar has been better, but here's why Odor will play," 17 June 2018 The Japanese royal couple is on Oahu from June 4 to June 8, 2018, as part of a yearlong celebration for the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants arriving in Hawaii. Washington Post, "Japan’s Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko visit Hawaii," 5 June 2018 The Japanese royal couple is on Oahu this week as part of a yearlong celebration for the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants arriving in Hawaii. Fox News, "Japan's Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko visit Hawaii," 4 June 2018 Square Roots greens are grown by entrepreneurs in a yearlong program and sold locally, according to the company website. Greg Trotter,, "Coming to Englewood: Kimbal Musk's Square Roots urban farm in shipping containers," 12 July 2018 But he's played exactly three matches since returning from a yearlong absence from tournament play and won one of them. The Si Staff,, "Wimbledon 2018 Preview Roundtable: Predictions, Dark Horses, More," 29 June 2018 At the University of Georgia, where Jackson says 10 percent of the population is affected by food insecurity, students can apply for yearlong food scholarships that award meal plans. Washington Post, "Where college students can find emergency money and housing," 1 May 2018 After a yearlong hiatus, genre-blurring rock duo Twenty One Pilots on Wednesday premiered two new songs and announced a new fall tour, with the fourth show happening at the new Milwaukee Bucks arena Oct. 20. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Twenty One Pilots premiere two songs, announce album and show at new Milwaukee Bucks arena," 11 July 2018

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1813, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of yearlong

: lasting one year

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