long-lived

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English long-lifed, equivalent to long +‎ life +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɒŋˈlɪvd/, /ˈlɒŋˈlaɪvd/

Adjective[edit]

long-lived (comparative more long-lived, superlative most long-lived)

  1. Having a long lifespan; surviving for a long period of time.

Usage notes[edit]

The pronunciation /laɪvd/ (rhyming with hived) is more consistent with the word's etymology (from the noun life rather than the verb live), and was formerly more common. However, the pronunciation /lɪvd/ (the second syllable pronounced as the verb lived) is more common today.

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