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- IPA(key): /ˈlɒŋˈlaɪvd/
- IPA(key): /ˈlɒŋˈlɪvd/
- The pronunciation /laɪvd/ (rhyming with hived) is more consistent with the etymology (since the term comes 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.
having a long lifespan; surviving for a long period of time