chaise longue

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

Definition of chaise longue

: a long reclining chair

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 To his left, Jay Kriegel, a young assistant, sat on a chaise longue with his shoes off, looking intently at simulations of what was to come. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, "East Eighty-eighth Street and East End Avenue," 25 May 2018 Plough in won every time, whether on a velvet chaise longue or a pile of horse blankets. The Economist, "Obituary: Judith Krantz died on June 22nd," 6 July 2019 The living room’s custom sofa is in a Zinc Textile fabric, the chaise longue and Stilnovo floor lamp are from Lost City Arts, and the leather chair is by reGeneration. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "Inside a Traditional Prewar Apartment with Unique, Handmade Accents," 13 Sep. 2018 The Cassina chaise longue is from Design Within Reach, the Louis Vuitton trunk is vintage, and the wallpaper is by House of Hackney. Sara Ruffin Costello, ELLE Decor, "A New Orleans Manse is Given New Life with a Fashionable Pizzazz," 26 Oct. 2018 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, latimes.com, "In Vienna, time for creating new memories and revisiting the old," 8 July 2018

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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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaise%20longue. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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chaise longue

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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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