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longueur

[lawng-gur, long-; French lawn-gœr] /lɔŋˈgɜr, lɒŋ-; French lɔ̃ˈgœr/
noun, plural longueurs
[lawng-gurz, long-; French lawn-gœr] /lɔŋˈgɜrz, lɒŋ-; French lɔ̃ˈgœr/ (Show IPA)
1.
a long and boring passage in a literary work, drama, musical composition, or the like:
The longueurs in this book make it almost unreadable.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French: literally, length
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British Dictionary definitions for longueur

longueur

/French lɔ̃ɡœr/
noun
1.
a period of boredom or dullness
Word Origin
literally: length
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