Meaning of “lingering” in the English Dictionary

"lingering" in British English

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lingeringadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈlɪŋ.ɡər.ɪŋ/ us /ˈlɪŋ.ɡɚ.ɪŋ/
lingeringly
adverb uk /ˈlɪŋ.ɡər.ɪŋ.li/ us /ˈlɪŋ.ɡɚ.ɪŋ.li/

(Definition of “lingering” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)