Definition of short-lived in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʃɔːtˈlɪvd/


Lasting only a short time: a short-lived romance these benefits are likely to be short-lived
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  • After a short-lived relationship with a man she meets at a bar, she has another baby.
  • The short-lived practice of closing pubs during the afternoons could be brought back.
  • In just half a decade, Dubliner Marc has put his stamp on music through two short-lived bands.

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