[ UK /ɪlˈɒŋɡe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ɪˈɫɔŋɡeɪt/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. having notably more length than width; being long and slender
    the old man's gaunt and elongated frame
    an elongate tail tapering to a point
  2. (of a leaf shape) long and narrow
VERB
  1. make long or longer by pulling and stretching
    stretch the fabric
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Start Error-Free Writing Linguix pencil

How To Use elongate In A Sentence

  • With its elongated snake-like body, the Leopard Moray eel moves very gently from one end to the other in the tank.
  • The figures of his angels are elongated, with wings stretched upward as if they were sculpted by the Gothic masters.
  • Elongated roars and fragments of voices gave a sense of atmospheric portent, while syncopated pings, clicks and chirps added a desultory counterpoint.
  • _Solus_ was lost through haplography ( 'fulua solus': the elongated 's' form common in manuscripts would have facilitated the error) and _tristis_ interpolated to restore the metre. The Last Poems of Ovid
  • An irregular elongated window pierces the massive back wall.
  • At the top of each panel is a network of elongated reticulated cells.
  • the old man's gaunt and elongated frame
  • The Billet is a small elongated rectangular figure supposed to represent a billet or letter, and to some, a brick.
  • The floor plan of the house forms a horseshoe with the flat end pointing north and the two wings south, the western wing elongated to accommodate the apartment.
  • If you're a fan of the theatre, don't mind luvvies being luvvies and enjoy an elongated version of a Sunday night period melodrama, with an abundance of tomfoolery, then this should tickle your fancy.
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy