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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)
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)
Origin of chaise longue
1790-1800; < French: long chair; chaise lounge by folk etymology Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for chaise-longue
Historical Examples
  • And the chaise-longue, or couch, as the case may be, should be both comfortable and beautiful.

    The House in Good Taste Elsie de Wolfe
  • Chairs, the chaise-longue, tables were overturned and kicked about.

    Alias The Lone Wolf Louis Joseph Vance
  • Lady Kingsmead lay on a chaise-longue and played with a Persian kitten named Omar.

    The Halo Bettina von Hutten
  • She lay back in a chaise-longue, her hands clasped behind her head, smiling up at the young man.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • Stephen was laid on Mrs. Delarayne's chaise-longue on the terrace.

    Too Old for Dolls Anthony Mario Ludovici
  • Palla desired to purchase silk for sofa pillows, having acquired a chaise-longue for her bedroom.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • She stretched out on a chaise-longue in sheer physical delight.

    Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Then I saw Gertrude put down her book on the table and swing her feet from the chaise-longue, meaning to rise and greet Susan.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • She was a bewildering vision in lace and pink bows, stretched on the chaise-longue, with Jerry in close attendance.

    Cinderella Jane Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Take merely one instance—the pattern and color scheme of the Chinese rug beside the chaise-longue.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
British Dictionary definitions for chaise-longue

chaise longue

/ˈʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ; French ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ/
noun (pl) chaise longues, chaises longues (ˈʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ; French) (ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ)
a long low chair for reclining, with a back and single armrest
Word Origin
C19: from French: long chair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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