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EtymologyEdit

From Old French prolixite. Surface etymology is prolix +‎ -ity

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  • IPA(key): /prəˈlɪk.sɪ.ti/, /prəʊˈlɪk.sɪ.ti/

NounEdit

prolixity ‎(countable and uncountable, plural prolixities)

  1. long-windedness, an excess of words
    • 1954, W Somerset Maugham, The World Over, The Collected Stories, volume 2, London: The Reprint Society, page 1268:
      Must I then for twenty-three mortal days endure the prolixity of that tedious woman?

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