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fauteuil

[foh-til; French foh-tœ-yuh]
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noun, plural fau·teuils [foh-tilz; French foh-tœ-yuh] /ˈfoʊ tɪlz; French foʊˈtœ yə/.
  1. French Furniture. an upholstered armchair, especially one with open sides.
Compare bergère.

Origin of fauteuil

1735–45; < French; Old French faldestoel, faudestueil < Old Low Franconian *faldistôl; see faldstool
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Examples from the Web for fauteuil

Historical Examples

  • The dame, according to her idle custom, was dozing in a fauteuil.

    An Eagle Flight

    Jos Rizal

  • She has flung herself into a fauteuil, and sits in pensive attitude; of late, alas!

    The Death Shot

    Mayne Reid

  • Lebeau flung himself, with a wearied air, into the fauteuil.

    The Parisians, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • I wave my hand, and the lady sinks half languidly into a fauteuil.

  • At last I was permitted to get up and recline in fauteuil or on sofa.


British Dictionary definitions for fauteuil

fauteuil

noun
  1. an armchair, the sides of which are not upholstered

Word Origin

C18: from French, from Old French faudestuel, folding chair, of Germanic origin; see faldstool
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