There are 2 main definitions of livelong in English:


Syllabification: live·long
Pronunciation: /ˈlivˌlôNG, -ˌläNG


(Of a period of time) entire: all this livelong day I lay in the sun
More example sentences
  • I love having no idea what time it is, all the livelong day.
  • Late in the day, I came to realise I'd not seen another living soul, apart from Dolly, the livelong day.
  • Why should your beloved canine doppelgänger be restricted to a life of culinary and sartorial monotony while you dine out, groom obsessively, and gussy yourself up all the livelong day?


late Middle English leve longe 'dear long' (see lief, long1). The change in spelling of the first word was due to association with live1.

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There are 2 main definitions of livelong in English:


Line breaks: live|long
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪvlɒŋ/

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A stonecrop, especially orpine.

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