Share this entry

British English: /ˈlɪŋɡə/
American English: /ˈlɪŋɡər/

Translation of linger in German:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (remain, wait)
    verweilen [formal]
    (Erkältung, Diskussion, Schmerzen)
    her scent still lingered in the room
    ihr Duft hing noch im Raum
  • 2 (dwell)linger over or up[on] a subject etc.
    bei einem Thema usw. verweilen
    linger over a meal
    lange beim Essen sitzen

Definition of linger in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: