long-drawn
adjective see long-drawn-out

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Long-drawn — a. Extended to a great length. Syn: long drawn out. [1913 Webster] The cicad[ae] hushed their long drawn, ear splitting strains. G. W. Cable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long-drawn — index protracted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • long-drawn — /ˈlɒŋ drɔn/ (say long drawn) adjective 1. drawn out; prolonged: a long drawn narrative. 2. Rare long …   Australian English dictionary

  • long-drawn — adjective long drawn out …   Wiktionary

  • long-drawn — (also long drawn out) adjective prolonged, especially unduly …   English new terms dictionary

  • long-drawn — adjective see long drawn out …   Useful english dictionary

  • long-drawn — adj 1. prolonged, protracted, lengthy, long, longsome, overlong. See long(def. 2). 2. long winded, windy, long spun, copious; repetitious, redundant, battological, pleonastic, tautologic; meandering, roundabout, circumlocutory, ambagious; verbose …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • long-drawn-out — adj. 1. relatively long in duration; as, a long drawn out visit from my mother in law. Syn: drawn out, extended, prolonged, protracted. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long-drawn-out — long′ drawn out′ adj. lasting a very long time; protracted; drawn out: a long drawn out story[/ex] Often, long′ drawn′. Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • long-drawn-out — also long drawn adj [only before noun] continuing for a longer time than is wanted or necessary = ↑protracted ▪ The official enquiry was a long drawn out process …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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