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chaise longue

[sheyz lawng, cheyz; French shez lawng] /ˌʃeɪz ˈlɔŋ, ˌtʃeɪz; French ʃɛz ˈlɔ̃g/
noun, plural chaise longues French, chaises longues
[shez lawng] /ʃɛz ˈlɔ̃g/ (Show IPA)
a chair, with or without arms, for reclining, having a seat lengthened to form a complete leg rest and sometimes an adjustable back.
Also, chaise lounge
[sheyz lounj, cheyz] /ˈʃeɪz ˈlaʊndʒ, ˈtʃeɪz/ (Show IPA)
Origin of chaise longue
1790-1800; < French: long chair; chaise lounge by folk etymology Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Artois was already established once more in the chaise longue.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • He shook Woodrow, who had been napping on the chaise longue.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • She lay in a chaise longue, watching it swinging idly at the dock.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • He felt a stab of pity for her as he dragged her to her chaise longue and let her fall there.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • He found Persis cuddled up on a chaise longue of gold and satin.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • I can picture you stretched in your chaise longue at Davos in the sunshine reading this and whistling softly to yourself.

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson
  • On a chaise longue in this ivory and rose sanctum, reposed a big, beautiful doll, preserved from childish days.

    Vocal Mastery Harriette Brower
  • Father had arisen from his chaise longue and was declaiming like a school boy.

  • When he was gone Mrs. Thropp beckoned Kedzie to sit by her on the chaise longue.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for chaise longue

chaise longue

/ˈʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ; French ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ/
noun (pl) chaise longues, chaises longues (ˈʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ; French) (ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ)
a long low chair for reclining, with a back and single armrest
Word Origin
C19: from French: long chair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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