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long-drawn

Syllabification: long-drawn
Pronunciation: /ˈlôNGˌdrän
 
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(often long-drawn-out)

Definition of long-drawn in English:

adjective

Continuing for a long time, especially for longer than is necessary: long-drawn-out negotiations
More example sentences
  • This time there were some terribly long-drawn-out negotiations beforehand about where we could eat.
  • Finally, the commission must confront, and finally put an end to, the long-drawn-out, sterile and energy-sapping ‘debate’ that revolves around the so-called high arts and Scottish traditional culture.
  • This could be a long-drawn-out affair, if that's what it takes.

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