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



BrE BrE//ˈprəʊlɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊlɪks//
(formal) Describing a story
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(of writing, a speech, etc.) using too many words and therefore boring See related entries: Describing a story Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French prolixe or Latin prolixus ‘poured forth, extended’, from pro- ‘outward’ + liquere ‘be liquid’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prolix