Definition of leaden in English:


Line breaks: lead¦en
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛd(ə)n


  • 1Dull, heavy, or slow: his eyelids were leaden with sleep
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    • Conifers are dear to many people's hearts, but they don't add much to a garden, tending to be leaden and heavy, in shades of either dull green, or garish yellow and blue.
    • Drowsily, in a voice leaden from heavy drinking, he hits me up for a favor: Fill in for him in an arena concert Kiss is giving that night, only hours away.
    • This is a big, fat novel but there is not a leaden or heavy page in it.
    dull, heavy, weighty; listless, lifeless, inactive, inertsluggish, heavy, lumbering, plodding, cumbersome, slow, torpid; laboured


Old English lēaden (see lead2, -en2).

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