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



BrE BrE//ˈlɪvlɒŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪvlɔːŋ//
, NAmE//ˈlɪvlɑːŋ//
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Word Origin late Middle English leve longe ‘dear long’ (see lief and the adjective long). The change in spelling of the first word was due to association with live1.Idioms
the livelong day
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(literary) the whole length of the day
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