1. linger

verb. ['ˈlɪŋgɝ, ˈlɪŋɝ'] remain present although waning or gradually dying.


  • remain
  • stay


  • enter
  • pull in
  • disinherit

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Rhymes with Linger

  • left-winger
  • right-winger
  • stringer
  • springer
  • swinger
  • stinger
  • schwinger
  • zinger
  • yinger
  • wringer
  • winger
  • singer
  • ringer
  • minger
  • dinger
  • binger

How do you pronounce linger?

Pronounce linger as ˈlɪŋər.

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Sentences with linger

1. Verb, base form
Who wouldn't want to linger in this vibrant kitchen by Studio Life/Style?

2. Noun, singular or mass
Bring a picnic lunch and linger at one of the many picnic tables.

3. Adverb, comparative
Its deep red berries linger into the winter.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Whenever there's an odor from cooking, gases and fine particles also linger.

Quotes about linger

1. When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.
- Colleen Hoover, November 9

2. Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.
- John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

3. Clare, I want to tell you, again, I love you. Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust. Tonight I feel that my love for you has more density in this world than I do, myself: as though it could linger on after me and surround you, keep you, hold you.
- Audrey Niffenegger

2. linger

verb. ['ˈlɪŋgɝ, ˈlɪŋɝ'] leave slowly and hesitantly.


  • go away
  • go forth
  • tarry


  • suffer
  • converge
  • be well
  • agree

3. linger

verb. ['ˈlɪŋgɝ, ˈlɪŋɝ'] be about.


  • lurk
  • mess about
  • lounge
  • loiter
  • lollygag
  • loaf
  • prowl
  • footle
  • lallygag
  • tarry
  • hang around
  • mill around
  • lurch
  • mill about


  • differ
  • disagree
  • show
  • lie

4. linger

verb. ['ˈlɪŋgɝ, ˈlɪŋɝ'] take one's time; proceed slowly.


  • dawdle


  • rush
  • change

5. linger

verb. ['ˈlɪŋgɝ, ˈlɪŋɝ'] move to and fro.


  • hesitate
  • waver
  • waffle


  • work
  • ride
  • nonadhesive
  • stay in place