Definition of Lengthening

1. Noun. The act of prolonging something. "There was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"

Exact synonyms: Perpetuation, Prolongation, Protraction
Generic synonyms: Continuance, Continuation
Derivative terms: Perpetuate, Prolong, Prolong, Protract



Definition of Lengthening

1. Noun. (linguistics) a type of sound change when a sound (especially a vowel) lengthens ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of lengthen) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lengthening

1. lengthen [v] - See also: lengthen

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lengthening

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Literary usage of Lengthening

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1. A Grammar of the Homeric Dialect by David Binning Monro (1891)
"These facts lead us to connect the lengthening now in question with the peculiar ... With most of these words the lengthening of a preceding vowel (or ..."

2. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"lengthening by Compensation. Closely connected with the Assimilation of Consonants is what is called the ' Compensatory ' lengthening of ..."

3. A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students by Peter Giles (1901)
"Compensatory lengthening of vowels. 217. The loss of consonants discussed in Chapter XII. is often accompanied by a lengthening of the vowel of the ..."

4. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"THOUGH the lengthening of vowels in Irish by way of compensation for a lost consonant has often been noted in isolated cases, the subject is one that has ..."

5. Greek and Roman Versification: With an Introduction on the Development of by Lucian Müller, Samuel Ball Platner (1892)
"lengthening. 45. lengthening by the Thesis at the End of a Word. ... Hence in Homer, the lengthening of short vowels occurs especially before those liquids ..."

6. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"This residual current, although excessively small, | show that the effect of the lengthening of the day upon ancient ' produce a sensible effect in ..."

7. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1889)
"173 to 185:— I. Joints for lengthening ties. II. Joints for lengthening struts. III. Joints for lengthening beams. IV. Joints for supporting beams on beams. ..."

8. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1901)
"An ingenious method of lengthening the triceps in old-standing fracture of the olecranon is described (Fig. 35). It has often been a matter Fig. 35. ..."

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