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Definition of "overlong" []

  • Excessively long: an overlong play. (adjective)
  • For too long: talked overlong. (adverb)

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 "overlong" in a sentence
  • "The second and more cunning trap is excess – in overlong description and to a larger extent, worldview."
  • "He conceded it was "overlong" and "drags to a lacklustre showdown" but said Ritchie's version of Victorian London's famous detective deserved a sequel."
  • "Act II was made even more tedious by an overlong interpolated scene and song, full of diva in-jokes, for Sylvia McNair as the Duchess of Crackentorp."
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