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Definition of "long-winded" []

  • Wearisomely verbose: a long-winded speaker. See Synonyms at wordy. (adjective)
  • Able to maintain breathing power during exertion: a long-winded swimmer. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "long-winded" in a sentence
  • "From the Brooklyn Cyclones dugout at MCU Park, Frank Viola mostly speaks in long-winded anecdotes—one regarding a 1969 Jerry Koosman pitching clinic flows into another about meeting catcher Victor Martinez at spring training—in a Long Island accent not the least bit tempered by his 15-year pitching career spent mostly as a Minnesota Twin."
  • "Not only a bigot, but a long-winded bigot. * spits*."
  • "Save the long-winded explanations about how this is so for later, when the idea is more common than “death panels”."