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longueur

[ lawng-gur, long-; French lawn-gœr ]
/ lɔŋˈgɜr, lɒŋ-; French lɔ̃ˈgœr /
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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.

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Origin of longueur

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

longueur
/ (French lɔ̃ɡœr) /

noun

a period of boredom or dullness

Word Origin for longueur

literally: length
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