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livelong

[ liv-lawng, -long ]
/ ˈlɪvˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ /
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adjective

(of time) whole or entire, especially when tediously long, slow in passing, etc.: We picked apples the livelong day.

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Origin of livelong

1350–1400; alteration (by association with live1) of earlier leeve long,Middle English leve longe dear long. See lief, long1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH livelong

lifelong, livelong
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British Dictionary definitions for livelong

livelong
/ (ˈlɪvˌlɒŋ) /

adjective mainly poetic

(of time) long or seemingly long, esp in a tedious way (esp in the phrase all the livelong day)
whole; entire

noun

British another name for orpine
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