The definition of short lived is something that was not meant to last a long time or that did not last a long time.(adjective)
An example of short lived is a romance where the couple broke up after two dates.
See short-lived in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See short-lived in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: + (long)-lived. Usage Note: The pronunciation (-līvd) is etymologically correct since the compound is derived from the noun life, rather than from the verb live. But the pronunciation (-lĭvd) is by now so common that it cannot be considered an error. In the most recent survey 43 percent of the Usage Panel preferred (-lĭvd), 39 percent preferred (-līvd), and 18 percent found both pronunciations equally acceptable.
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