Part of speech: adjective

Made of or like lead; heavy; dull; oppressive.

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Usage examples "leaden":

  1. Graydon resumed his seat near the window and watched Droom with leaden eyes as he turned suddenly to resume charge of the packing. - "Jane Cable", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. Cabot and the fishermen had found a land of great forests, swept by the cold and leaden seas of the Arctic, and holding its secret clasped in the iron grip of the northern ice. - "The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada", Stephen Leacock.
  3. We will not linger over that leave- taking on the porch of the Wayside; so pathetic, so full of tenderness, even of despair, and yet with a slender ray of hope beneath the leaden cloud of anxiety. - "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.