chaise longue

\ˈshāz-ˈlȯŋ, ˈshez-\
plural chaise longues also chaises longues\ ˈshāz-​ˈlȯŋ(z) \

Definition of chaise longue 

: a long reclining chair

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The spa, a five-minute ride on the U1 subway line from central Vienna, is one of the largest thermal springs in Austria, with multiple pools, sauna and steam rooms, a cafeteria and rows of chaise longues. Molly Selvin,, "In Vienna, time for creating new memories and revisiting the old," 8 July 2018 Parked along a healthy stretch of the Kalo Livadi beach, the beach club, which includes a restaurant, a bar and a football field’s worth of sand, is a serene sprawl of wood decks, lush canopies and overstuffed chaise longues. New York Times, "You Can’t Hurt Lindsay Lohan Now," 26 June 2018 Our bright and airy ocean-view room overlooked a rooftop patio with chaise longues, a wading pool and fire pit. Dorothy O'donnell,, "On a weekend escape to Pacific Beach, you can party on the boardwalk and chill on the bay," 5 July 2018 Then dry - and doze - off in a wooden chaise longue with wheels, a nod to the line's original high roller. 7. Andrea Sachs,, "Take a walk on New York's High Line from end-to-end," 2 July 2018 Most guests rarely venture off its 14 acres, whiling away their day poolside or reading on a chaise longue in their walled off patio or taking high tea in the inn’s library. Joe Drape, New York Times, "On an Arizona Road Trip, Miles of Family Firsts," 12 June 2018 Janie Howland provides a fine period set (drapes, chaise longue, writing table, country silhouette), but the performances are very modern. Jeffrey Gantz,, "Sex as a weapon in Nora’s all-male ‘Liaisons’," 5 June 2018 In the next tent over, there’s a beautiful mermaid in a chaise longue talking to children about ecology and our collective responsibility to the environment. Ben Lowy, Smithsonian, "The Lionfish Have Invaded, But a Ragtag Army of Divers and Chefs Are Fighting Back," 23 May 2018 Instead of two small sofas facing one another (such as in the traditional layout), situate two chairs across from a chaise longue. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "4 Smart Ways To Plan Your Living Room Layout," 20 June 2016

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First Known Use of chaise longue

1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chaise longue

French, literally, long chair

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English Language Learners Definition of chaise longue

: a long low chair with a back along half its length and one arm

: a long chair with a back that can be moved so that you can sit up or lie down

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