Definition of bergère in English:

bergère

Line breaks: ber|gère
Pronunciation: /bɛːˈʒɛː
 
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noun

A long-seated upholstered armchair fashionable in the 18th century.
More example sentences
  • I took a seat in one of the two comfortable bergère armchairs and embarked on one of the most fabulous experiences of my life.
  • A suppressed sigh from Cecile was the only answer and after reposing himself for a few minutes in the bergere in which he had intrenched himself, and from which he rose covered with the accumulated dust of months, the comte conducted his daughter to her chambre a coucher.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French, literally 'shepherdess'.

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