Definition of Morris chair in English:

Morris chair

Syllabification: Mor·ris chair
Pronunciation: /ˈmôrəs, ˈmärəs


A type of armchair with open padded arms and an adjustable back.
More example sentences
  • The Morris chair has padded armrests and detachable cushions on the seat and back.
  • One particular slide depicts Robert in a drab suit sitting in a Morris chair.
  • Perhaps your grandfather, like mine, spent his leisure time in a Morris chair.


late 19th century: named after William Morris (see Morris, William1).

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