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noun, plural veil·leuses [ve-yœz] /vɛˈyœz/. French Furniture.
  1. a sofa having a low and a high end, with a back that slopes from one end to the other.
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Origin of veilleuse

< French: literally, watcher (opposed to sleeper), equivalent to veill(er) to watch (< Latin vigilāre; see vigil) + -euse -euse
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Historical Examples of veilleuse

  • A light went out in her eyes, like that of a veilleuse in the dawn.

    Beauchamp's Career, Complete

    George Meredith