- (of a speech sound) of intermediate length; neither short nor fully long.
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Historical Examples of half-long
The short or half-long varieties are demanded by this trade.
It gives the half-long fruit canes, which these varieties need to produce good crops.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
The stump-rooted, or half-long varieties, are sown for the general garden crop.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
A half-long vowel is now generally heard in room; some speakers make it quite short.The Sounds of Spoken English
Farm gardeners will do best with half-long and long kinds, unless a special demand calls for the smaller carrots.