limousine

noun
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 After visiting friends and family in Michigan City, Ind., Armstrong took a limousine to O’Hare International Airport. Jonathon Berlin, sun-sentinel.com, 21 May 2021 It's fallen into obscurity, risen in prominence and cost (with limousine rides, expensive dinners and after-prom parties) and been reinvented along the way. Erica Pearson, Star Tribune, 14 May 2021 After visiting friends and family in Michigan City, Ind., Armstrong took a limousine to O’Hare International Airport. Jonathon Berlin, orlandosentinel.com, 14 May 2021 After visiting friends and family in Michigan City, Ind., Armstrong took a limousine to O’Hare International Airport. Jonathon Berlin, chicagotribune.com, 14 May 2021 Another brother operated a limousine-and-taxi service. Amber Burton, WSJ, 29 May 2021 And so, the queen traveled by Bentley limousine instead of horse and carriage from Buckingham Palace, through St James Park, to the Palace of Westminster. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 In the past, Biden has edited speeches until the last moment, making changes on the airplane or limousine ride to a location and forcing aides to make adjustments in his teleprompter up until the last minute. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021 Winger called the limousine company to file a complaint and Harrington was suspended. ABC News, 16 Apr. 2021

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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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16 Jun 2021

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“Limousine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limousine. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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limousine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of limousine

: a very large and comfortable car usually driven by a professional driver (called a chauffeur)
chiefly US : a vehicle (such as a bus or van) that carries passengers to and from an airport

limousine

noun
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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