lim·​ou·​sine ˈli-mə-ˌzēn How to pronounce limousine (audio) ˌli-mə-ˈzēn How to pronounce limousine (audio)
: a large luxurious often chauffeur-driven sedan that usually has a glass partition separating the driver's seat from the passenger compartment
: 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 Two men drive off in the limousine, leaving Torres’ body on the front lawn. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2024 Kaelin didn't see Simpson again until Simpson left in a limousine for the airport at 11 p.m. Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2024 The Aurus Senat is Putin’s presidential limousine—in which Kim was offered a ride during his visit to Russia in September last year. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The North Korean leader is often seen being chauffeured in what’s believed to be a Mercedes-Maybach Pullman Guard armored limousine, worth upwards of $1 million. Yoonjung Seo, CNN, 19 Feb. 2024 On the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, MacNeil, then the No. 2 White House correspondent for NBC, was in President Kennedy’s motorcade in Dallas, sitting in the front row of a press bus about six vehicles behind the limousine in which the president and first lady were riding. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Apr. 2024 The limousines of the prime minister and his lackeys are parked beside the gangway. Gary Shteyngart, The Atlantic, 4 Apr. 2024 One of the hotel’s trademarks is its fleet of 14 Rolls-Royce Extended Wheelbase Phantom limousines, available for guests wishing to book envy-inducing airport transfers or private tours of the city. Isabelle Kliger, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Photo : Edmiston Yachts Toy Palace The yacht’s main deck is dedicated to a crazy selection of six tenders and myriad toys, including four Sea-Doos, a 39-foot Compass limousine that accommodates 16 guests and a 37-foot Munson Beach Lander that seats 17. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History


French, literally, cloak, from Limousin, France

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of limousine was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Limousine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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lim·​ou·​sine ˈlim-ə-ˌzēn How to pronounce limousine (audio)
: a large luxurious automobile often driven by a chauffeur
: a large vehicle for passengers going to and from an airport
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