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(mostly U.S.): labored.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.bɚd/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.bəd/
Audio (US) (file)
- Expressive of strenuous effort.
- At the end of the marathon, her laboured breathing told us she was exhausted.
- Of writing or speech or similar, stilted or not natural due to too much effort being used in the production.