Word of the Day: livelong

livelong (LIV-long)

adjective: whole or entire (referring to time)

From Old English leof (dear, used as an intensifier) + lang (long). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gleubh- (to tear apart), which is also the source of cleve, glyph, clever, clove (garlic), cleave, dermatoglyphics, lief, and lubricious. Earliest documented use: 1450

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“Life goes on in their little yellow bubble, where everyone merrily agrees with each other, all the livelong day.”
Emma Cowing; Nicola in a Spin That is Turning Her Head; Daily Mail (London, UK); May 2, 2015.

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