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[haf-lawng, -long, hahf-]
adjective Phonetics.
  1. (of a speech sound) of intermediate length; neither short nor fully long.
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Examples from the Web for half-long

Historical Examples of half-long

  • The short or half-long varieties are demanded by this trade.

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  • It gives the half-long fruit canes, which these varieties need to produce good crops.

  • The stump-rooted, or half-long varieties, are sown for the general garden crop.

  • A half-long vowel is now generally heard in room; some speakers make it quite short.

  • Farm gardeners will do best with half-long and long kinds, unless a special demand calls for the smaller carrots.