[ lawng-gur, long-; French lawn-gœr ]
/ lɔŋˈgɜr, lɒŋ-; French lɔ̃ˈgœr /
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.
GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?
Origin of longueur
1815–25; <French: literally, length
Words nearby longueur
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for longueur
/ (French lɔ̃ɡœr) /
a period of boredom or dullness
Word Origin for longueur
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012