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long-winded

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

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.

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chatty, loquacious, rambling, bombastic, gabby, garrulous, prolix, talkative, verbose, voluble, palaverous

Nearby words

long-term memory, long-termism, long-time, long-tongued, long-waisted, long-winded, long-wire aerial, long., longa, longan, longanimity

Origin of long-winded

First recorded in 1580–90
Related formslong-wind·ed·ly, adverblong-wind·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for long-winded

long-winded


adjective

tiresomely long
capable of energetic activity without becoming short of breath
Derived Formslong-windedly, adverblong-windedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for long-winded

long-winded


adj.

also longwinded, 1580s, "given to lengthy speeches," from long (adj.) + wind (n.) in the secondary Middle English sense "breath in speaking" (early 14c.).

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