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.

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Unlike buses and other large vehicles, federal regulators have limited oversight over limousines. CBS News, "Modified stretch limousines sacrifice safety for amenities, inspector says," 9 July 2019 Among the vehicles expected this year include a police car, ambulance, school bus, monster truck, post office mail truck and limousine. John Benson,, "Parma’s annual Touch a Truck allows kids to get their motor running at new location," 16 Aug. 2019 And nobody in attendance reported a limousine parked in the lot at 3575 Fairview Industrial Dr. either., "Canzano: Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott prepares for football media day with a hoops weekend in Oregon," 21 July 2019 Onsite parking is $10 for cars and $20 for buses and limousines. Lilly Nguyen,, "Decor contestants help set the table for O.C. Fair opening," 11 July 2019 Cabs are democratic as limousines and town cars are not. Mark Feeney,, "Kumail Nanjiani gets behind the wheel in ‘Stuber’," 11 July 2019 Everyone wanted to see, like Ric Flair, jet-flying, limousine-riding, wheelin’ dealin’ son a gun. Jon Wertheim,, "Colby Covington Loves Being the Enemy (and Wearing That Hat)," 1 Aug. 2019 Troubling because if Kim could evade the global sanctions network to sneak in something as big as a limousine, the North Koreans were almost certainly smuggling in more pernicious goods as well. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "Limos, vodka and nukes: How a sanctions' sleuth traces North Korea's illicit transactions," 30 June 2019 The armored black limousines appear everywhere with Kim Jong-un, sleek Western chariots for the young dictator of North Korea. Edward Wong, New York Times, "How North Korea’s Leader Gets His Luxury Cars," 16 July 2019

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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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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


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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