Definition of chaise longue in English:

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chaise longue

Pronunciation: /ˌSHāz ˈlôNG/

noun (plural chaises longues /ˈSHāz ˈlôNG(z)/)

A reclining chair with a lengthened seat forming a leg rest.
Example sentences
  • The front room was more of a lounge, with two lavish easy chairs and a chaise lounge formed around a table for guests.
  • Amanda shot straight up on the chaise lounge shaking her head.
  • But still, I usually like to lounge about in a chaise longue or something while everyone else is doing cannonballs and jackknives and freakish flips off the diving board.


Early 19th century: French, literally 'long chair'.

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