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

     

    oblong

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈɒblɒŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːblɔːŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈɑːblɑːŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1 an oblong shape has four straight sides, two of which are longer than the other two, and four angles of 90°
  2. 2(North American English) used to describe any shape that is longer than it is wide an oblong melon
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin oblongus ‘longish’.

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