laboured
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈleɪ.bɚd/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈleɪ.bəd/
Verb
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of labour
Adjective

laboured

  1. Expressive of strenuous effort.
    At the end of the marathon, her laboured breathing told us she was exhausted.
  2. Of writing or speech or similar, stilted or not natural due to too much effort being used in the production.



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