[lawng-gur, long-; French lawn-gœr]

noun, plural lon·gueurs [lawng-gurz, long-; French lawn-gœr] /lɔŋˈgɜrz, lɒŋ-; French lɔ̃ˈgœr/.

a long and boring passage in a literary work, drama, musical composition, or the like: The longueurs in this book make it almost unreadable.

Origin of longueur

1815–25; < French: literally, length
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British Dictionary definitions for longueur



a period of boredom or dullness

Word Origin for longueur

literally: length
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