1. lengthy

adjective. ['ˈlɛŋθi'] relatively long in duration; tediously protracted.


  • drawn-out
  • prolonged
  • protracted
  • long


  • unextended
  • small
  • little
  • literal


  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • length (English)
  • lengþu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Lengthy

  • abernathy
  • abernethy
  • antipathy
  • apathy
  • athey
  • athie
  • breathy
  • cathie
  • cathy
  • cinthie
  • cynthie
  • dorothy
  • dorothy
  • dorthy
  • duthie
  • earthy
  • empathy
  • encephalopathy
  • fathi
  • filthy

How do you pronounce lengthy?

Pronounce lengthy as ˈlɛŋθi.

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How do you spell lengthy? Is it lenghty ?

A common misspelling of lengthy is lenghty

Sentences with lengthy

1. Adjective
Their lengthy fur is straight and somewhat rough to the touch, from the top layer.

2. Verb, base form
Procedures vary according to state law and can range from the relatively simple to lengthy and intensive.

Quotes about lengthy

1. I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.
- John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces