Definition of leaden adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈledn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈledn//
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  1. 1 dull grey in colour, like lead2 leaden skies
  2. 2dull, heavy or slow a leaden heart (= because you are sad) On leaden feet he made his way down the stairs.
  3. Word OriginOld English lēaden (see lead2, -en).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: leaden