verb (used with object)
Related formslead·en·ly, adverblead·en·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for leaden
That there was a way to tell the story and not have been leaden—not be a chore or an ordeal.Steve Coogan Makes His Bid For Some Serious, Dramatic Roles|Andrew Romano|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Romney-Ryan Medicare proposal is stunningly unpopular—and Romney left the debate firmly lashed to its leaden weight.
The sky was covered with leaden clouds and the rain came down in torrents.
He took the letter and read it when, an hour later, the Idaho was plowing her lazy way southward through a dull and leaden sea.A Wounded Name|Charles King
Dilute nitric acid is then poured through the funnel and leaden pipe.
Despite the leaden coffin, the stench was such that several persons fainted.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
As a matter of truth, Jack Potter was beginning to find the shadow of a deed weigh upon him like a leaden slab.The Open Boat and Other Stories|Stephen Crane