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adjective long pronunciation in American English /lɔŋ/
Word Forms
  1. 1
    measuring a large amount from one end to the other
    a woman with long blonde hair
    There was a long line outside the bank.
    We walked into a long narrow hall.
    It’s the longest tunnel in Europe.
    1. a.
      covering a large distance
      We went for a long walk.
      It’s a long way to Tokyo from here.
  2. 2
    lasting for a large amount of time
    It’s been a long time since I saw Rachel.
    There was a long pause before he spoke.
    a long history of mental illness
  3. 3
    used for saying or asking how far it is from one end of something to the other
    10 feet/2 centimeters/7 inches etc. long: The room was ten feet long.
    how long...?: How long do you think the table is?
    1. a.
      used for saying or asking about the amount of time that something lasts
      2 hours/an hour etc. long: The trip was about an hour long.
      how long...?: How long was the movie?
  4. 5
    long dresses, pants, sleeves, etc. cover your arms or legs
    a shirt with long sleeves
    She came down to dinner in a long skirt.



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