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chaise longue

[sheyz lawng, cheyz; French shez lawng]
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noun, plural chaise longues, French chaises longues [shez lawng] /ʃɛz ˈlɔ̃g/.
  1. a chair, with or without arms, for reclining, having a seat lengthened to form a complete leg rest and sometimes an adjustable back.
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Also chaise lounge [sheyz lounj, cheyz] /ˈʃeɪz ˈlaʊndʒ, ˈtʃeɪz/.

Origin of chaise longue

1790–1800; < French: long chair; chaise lounge by folk etymology
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Related Words for chaise longue

settee, lounge, chair, bed, futon, divan, ottoman, davenport, daybed, chesterfield

Examples from the Web for chaise longue

Historical Examples of chaise longue

  • The dressing table and the chaise-longue are of Chinese lacquer.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • Stephen was laid on Mrs. Delarayne's chaise-longue on the terrace.

    Too Old for Dolls

    Anthony Mario Ludovici

  • She stretched out on a chaise-longue in sheer physical delight.

    Cinderella Jane

    Marjorie Benton Cooke

  • Chairs, the chaise-longue, tables were overturned and kicked about.

    Alias The Lone Wolf

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • And the chaise-longue, or couch, as the case may be, should be both comfortable and beautiful.


British Dictionary definitions for chaise longue

chaise longue

noun plural chaise longues or chaises longues (ˈʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ, French ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ)
  1. a long low chair for reclining, with a back and single armrest
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Word Origin for chaise longue

C19: from French: long chair
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