chaise longue


plural chaise longues also chaises longues ˈshāz-ˈlȯŋ(z) How to pronounce chaise longue (audio)
: a long reclining chair

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Examples of chaise longue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then the lone guy at the clinic, Nelson (Pete Simpson, doing a very funny imitation of a Silicon Valley optimization bro), ambles onto the patio with his shirt off and stretches out on a chaise longue. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2023 Still, my mother stretched out on the orange chaise longue. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 2 June 2023 Another '70s Feadship, the Cetacea, bookable with Camper & Nicholsons, has a spacious top deck, fitted with chaise longues and a barbecue, and a swim platform tailor-made for its Caribbean cruising grounds. Chrissie McClatchie, Travel + Leisure, 17 June 2023 The chaise longue is from Jonas, the Murano chandelier is from Epoca, and the 1920s French provincial vanity chairs are from Rearview Modern. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 16 June 2023 Not to mention encounters with fellow Plaza tenants and visitors through the years: Tennessee Williams, at the market by the orange juice, in a full-length ermine, or Richard Burton, down in the health club, reclining on a chaise longue. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 Meanwhile, the primary bath—swathed in a series of bucolic de Gournay panels—acts as an exquisite stage for a tub and a regal chaise longue. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 16 June 2023 Onshore, my mother stretches out on an orange chaise longue beneath an orange beach umbrella, sipping chocolate milk from an orange thermos. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 2 June 2023 Bay windows are now cozy alcoves to cocoon in, with a chaise longue deliberately placed to admire the Bay of Cannes from all angles. Chrissie McClatchie, Travel + Leisure, 1 May 2023 See More

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Word History


French, literally, long chair

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chaise longue was in 1800

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“Chaise longue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

chaise longue

: a long chair that one can lie on

French, literally, "long chair," from chaise "chair" and longue "long"

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