chaise longue

noun \ ˈshāz-ˈlȯŋ , ˈshez- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of chaise longue

plural chaise longues also chaises longues play \ˈshāz-ˈlȯŋ(z)\
: a long reclining chair

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Origin and Etymology of chaise longue

French, literally, long chair


CHAISE LONGUE Defined for English Language Learners

chaise longue

noun

Definition of chaise longue for English Language Learners

  • : 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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