lim·​ou·​sine | \ ˈli-mə-ˌzēn How to pronounce limousine (audio) , ˌli-mə-ˈzēn \

Definition of limousine

1 : a large luxurious often chauffeur-driven sedan that usually has a glass partition separating the driver's seat from the passenger compartment
2 : a large vehicle for transporting passengers to and from an airport

Examples of limousine in a Sentence

The bride and groom rode in a limousine from the church to the reception hall.
Recent Examples on the Web The company is aiming to introduce a car around 2025 with a design that lets riders face each other in a limousine-like interior, Bloomberg has reported. Mark Gurman, Fortune, 28 July 2022 Teresa opens a limousine door and finds Jordan snorting cocaine off a woman’s chest. Zack Sharf, Variety, 28 July 2022 Those who are lucky enough to play this course will be whisked to and from the club via limousine and upon arrival, they’ll be greeted by their caddie for the day. Shaun Tolson, Robb Report, 2 July 2022 The final third of the roughly 90-minute documentary relives the 1997 Cup victory, the celebrations over the next week and the catastrophic limousine crash that changed the life of Vladimir Konstantinov. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 26 June 2022 Access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine. Andrew Mahoney,, 8 June 2022 Next was a postcard advertising a limousine service. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Davit Simonyan attributes his motivation for the crime to drug abuse, and Vahram to a psychological condition and mounting concern over poorly performing businesses, including the limousine service, according to their defense lawyers. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 The airline promised no queues, no check-ins and no waiting for luggage -- porters whisked bags onto the plane and returned them at the destination -- and even offered an optional door-to-door limousine service. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of limousine

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for limousine

French, literally, cloak, from Limousin, France

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The first known use of limousine was in 1902

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3 Aug 2022

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“Limousine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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lim·​ou·​sine | \ ˈli-mə-ˌzēn How to pronounce limousine (audio) , ˌli-mə-ˈzēn \

Kids Definition of limousine

: a large luxurious automobile often driven by a chauffeur


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