[ UK /ˈɒblɒŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɑbɫɔŋ/ ]
  1. a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation
  1. deviating from a square or circle or sphere by being elongated in one direction
  2. (of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides
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How To Use oblong In A Sentence

  • They may be square in shape like ravioli or in half-moon or oblong shapes.
  • The fruit is a small oblong capsule with two valves containing many small seeds.
  • Old colophons on school books sport two sorts of logo: oblong whorls, rococo scrolls - both in worn morocco.
  • The _first glume_ is chartaceous, obovate-oblong, obtuse, many-nerved (thirteen or more), thinly ciliate with long hairs and with A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
  • Corticospinal and corticobulbar fibers descend in large bundles at this level, destined for the pyramids of the medulla oblongata.
  • Thallus of very minute inconspicuous and evanescent, brown-black granules; apothecia minute, 0.2 to 0.4 mm. in diameter, adnate, dark brown to black, scattered or clustered, plain with a thin concolorous exciple visible, to convex with the exciple finally covered; hypothecium dark brown; hymenium pale brown; asci clavate; paraphyses coherent-indistinct; spores oblong-ellipsoid, 9 to 15 mic. long and 5 to Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6 The Ascomycetes of Ohio IV and V
  • -- A tree, with leaves bunched at the extremities of the branches, oblong, oval, acuminate, odd-pinnate, 3-4 pairs of opposite leaflets. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
  • The latter includes the diencephalon; mesencephalon, or midbrain; pons; and medulla oblongata.
  • The electroplate manufacturers in North America in the late nineteenth century favored various plain square, oblong, and low round baskets and taller ones on a foot, resembling a compote.
  • One side of the painting is covered with energetic dabs of white and black over soft blue oblongs on a yellow ochre background.
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