(North American also chaise lounge)
noun (plural chaises longues pronounced same)
A sofa with a backrest at only one end.
- The Lady of Shalott and Babar the Elephant looked down side by side from one wall; ermine drapes clashed with mauve wallpaper; a turquoise chaise longue abutted a burgundy sofa.
- Other than the bed and the chaise longue, the only other significant piece of furniture was a dresser with a mirror, but the room overflowed with rich tapestries and carpets.
- Overhead, a landing with wooden floor extends the length of the house and could easily hold a chaise longue or set of bookcases.
Early 19th century: French, literally 'long chair'.
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