chaise longue

\ ˈshāz-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce chaise longue (audio) , ˈshez- \
plural chaise longues also chaises longues\ ˈshāz-​ˈlȯŋ(z) How to pronounce chaise longue (audio) \

Definition of chaise longue

: a long reclining chair

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Recent Examples on the Web This included a roll-top desk, floor lamps, tables, a chaise longue, full sized cupboards, bed frames, and even a radio cabinet. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, "Tramp art recycled bits of boxes and crates," 13 Oct. 2020 In her videos, Morgan combines lighthearted, kittenish pep talk with nimble self-promotion, often delivered while reclining on a chaise longue, Cleopatra-style. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "How Cameo Blew Up During Quarantine," 15 Sep. 2020 Reid is a partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and has a Pennsylvania Avenue office with four monitors, a windowsill full of orchids, a Le Courbusier leather chaise longue and an Eames easy chair. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "‘So, what do you do?’ What, indeed. With office life dormant, white-collar Washington is adrift.," 19 Aug. 2020 One victim, Andrew Borden, is shown sprawled at an awkward angle on a chaise longue. Lindsey Fitzharris, WSJ, "Crime-Scene Photos Are Lizzie Borden’s Legacy," 15 Aug. 2020 His minimalist downtown office lacks a chaise longue, but Fan’s consultations give off more than a whiff of psychotherapeutic energy. Washington Post, "In Silicon Valley, some men say cosmetic procedures are essential to a career," 9 Jan. 2020 The screening room holds chaise longues with cushions in subtly alternating shades of muted beige to suggest the varying hues and shapes of sandcastles. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "This Miami Beach Getaway Mixes Modern and Pop Sensibilities to Create a Happy Space," 16 Sep. 2019 This week Mr Rees-Mogg chose to listen to an era-defining debate while lying prone across the Commons benches, as if on a chaise longue, providing the Labour Party with an ideal election poster. The Economist, "British politics goes into the upside down," 5 Sep. 2019 Home is the usual Russian affair—chaise longue: check; samovar: check—but the women’s clothes, and their language, are jarringly modern. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, "A Millennial Reboot of Chekhov, and “Moulin Rouge!” on Broadway," 29 July 2019

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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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“Chaise longue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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

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