1. adjective A leaden sky or sea is dark grey and has no movement of clouds or waves. [literary] ⇒ The weather was at its worst; bitterly cold, with leaden skies that gave minimum visibility. 2. adjective A leaden conversation or piece of writing is not very interesting. ⇒ ...a leaden English translation from the Latin. 3. adjective If your movements are leaden, you move slowly and heavily, usually because you are tired. [literary] ⇒ He heard the father's leaden footsteps move down the stairs.
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