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oblong

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒblɒŋ
 
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Definition of oblong in English:

noun

A rectangular object or flat figure with unequal adjacent sides: an oblong of grass
More example sentences
  • The forms are roughly geometric, with edges that wobble slightly - triangles, oblongs, squares and circles as well as the more complicated sections left over in between.
  • As a result, kidney-shaped items, ellipses, oblongs, S's, and flares replaced the circles, squares, and rectangles that characterised the home of the 1930s.
  • In the middle of the square are large oblongs of green grass (veritable meadows), an enormous pool with dancing water fountains and rows of horses and carriages which anywhere else would look as if they belonged in Disneyland.

adjective

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Having the shape of an oblong: oblong tables
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  • A table of oblong shape stood midway between the drawing-room walls.
  • They may be square in shape like ravioli or in half-moon or oblong shapes.
  • Curving appendages attached to oblong shapes or to punctured spheres in some of the works may allude to other life-forms such as insects or invertebrates.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin oblongus 'longish'.

Words that rhyme with oblong

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