[ lawng-win-did, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˈwɪn dɪd, ˈlɒŋ- /


talking or writing at tedious length: long-winded after-dinner speakers.
continued to a tedious length in speech or writing: another of his long-winded election speeches.
able to breathe deeply; not tiring easily.

Origin of long-winded

First recorded in 1580–90

OTHER WORDS FROM long-winded

long-wind·ed·ly, adverblong-wind·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for long-winded



tiresomely long
capable of energetic activity without becoming short of breath

Derived forms of long-winded

long-windedly, adverblong-windedness, noun
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