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chaise longue

[sheyz lawng, cheyz; French shez lawng] /ˌʃeɪz ˈlɔŋ, ˌtʃeɪz; French ʃɛz ˈlɔ̃g/
noun, plural chaise longues French, chaises longues
[shez lawng] /ʃɛz ˈlɔ̃g/ (Show IPA)
1.
a chair, with or without arms, for reclining, having a seat lengthened to form a complete leg rest and sometimes an adjustable back.
Also, chaise lounge
[sheyz lounj, cheyz] /ˈʃeɪz ˈlaʊndʒ, ˈtʃeɪz/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of chaise longue
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French: long chair; chaise lounge by folk etymology
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Examples from the Web for chaise lounge
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  • Betty thoughtfully tapped her fingers on the arms of the chaise lounge and Carolyn offered the box of taffies.

    Betty Lee, Sophomore David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • The chaise lounge stood between the two windows that opened upon the drive.

    Murder at Bridge Anne Austin
  • Potter tossed his arms above his head and flung himself full length upon the chaise lounge.

    Harlequin and Columbine Booth Tarkington
British Dictionary definitions for chaise lounge

chaise longue

/ˈʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ; French ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ/
noun (pl) chaise longues, chaises longues (ˈʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ; French) (ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ)
1.
a long low chair for reclining, with a back and single armrest
Word Origin
C19: from French: long chair
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