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full-length

Syllabification: full-length
Pronunciation: /ˌfo͝olˈleNGTH
 
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Definition of full-length in English:

adjective

1Of the standard length: a full-length Disney cartoon
More example sentences
  • You'll forget the rambling opening, in which storm clouds sleepily gather for the length of a normal full-length feature.
  • But, even full-length sizing of standard rifle cases doesn't take a lot of effort.
  • It's a short four minutes and made me wish for a full-length, standard sort of commentary.
1.1(Of a garment or curtain) extending to, or almost to, the ground.
Example sentences
  • Woollen kilts, Hessian full-length skirts, single shoulder organza tops and transparent trousers appear in earthy tones of brown and green.
  • Despite the sweltering heat, he was wearing trousers and a full-length shirt.
  • Berber men in Kabylia wore a burnous, a full-length cloak worn with a hood, woven out of very fine white or brown wool.
1.2(Of a mirror or portrait) showing the whole human figure.
Example sentences
  • In a showroom dominated by a full-length mirror and vast photos of his clothes from the pages of Vogue, we drank endless cups of herbal tea, while Gibb and Bates smoked a chain of cigarettes.
  • She was standing looking at her body in the full-length mirror through the steam of the filling bath when she heard the steady snipping of garden shears.
  • I don't seem to have any kind of realistic body image and almost never enjoy what I see in a full-length mirror.

adverb

(usually full length) Back to top  
(Of a person) with the body lying stretched out and flat: Lucy flung herself full length on the floor
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  • We have the futon unfolded, and we're lying full length, with our heads propped up on cushions.
  • Eanuth saw this coming and rose towards the sky stretching his wings to full length.
  • Dabizas missed the ball which gave Speed, unmarked, an extra second to fling himself full length at the ball.

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