longueur

[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.

Nearby words

  1. longstanding,
  2. longstreet,
  3. longstreet, james,
  4. longtime,
  5. longueuil,
  6. longus,
  7. longview,
  8. longwall,
  9. longways,
  10. longwise

Origin of longueur

1815–25; < French: literally, length

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British Dictionary definitions for longueur

longueur

noun

a period of boredom or dullness

Word Origin for longueur

literally: length

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