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American English: /ˈlɔŋ ˈˌlɔst/


  • (before noun) she had a long-lost uncle in Australia
    tenía un tío en Australia a quien había perdido de vista hacía mucho tiempo
    he recovered his long-lost faith
    recobró la fe que había perdido hacía tanto tiempo
    Example sentences
    • A former East Lancashire woman who now lives in Mexico is trying to get in touch with a long-lost friend from Darwen.
    • They are also perfect settings for a reunion of long-lost friends, or a quiet rendezvous of two loving souls.
    • Then you can meet your long-lost friend, one who is supposed to be dead.

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    Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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