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longueur Line breaks: lon|gueur
Pronunciation: /lɒ̃(ŋ)ˈɡəː/

Definition of longueur in English:

noun

1A tedious passage in a book, piece of music, etc. its brilliant comedy passages do not cancel out the occasional longueurs
More example sentences
  • None of the symphonic music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Delius, Richard Strauss or Skryabin is without longueurs.
  • Since then, the work has been performed in Chicago, where the composer made a few nips and tucks that were supposed to solve problems of pacing and the occasional longueur.
  • That's how opera fans go about their business, collecting wayside works for the inevitable Wagnerian longueurs.
1.1A tedious period of time: frustrated by the longueurs, many rail-users take to the roads instead

Origin

French, literally 'length'.

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