Meaning of “chaise longue” in the English Dictionary

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"chaise longue" in British English

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chaise longuenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌʃez ˈlɔ̃ːŋ/ us /ˌʃez ˈlɔ̃ːŋ/ plural chaises longues uk /ˌʃezˈlɔ̃ːŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Elaine half-sat, half-lay in a chaise longue. His white lilac and fuchsia—those were her favourite flowers he had discovered—were on a small table by her side, scenting the room faintly but definitely. 
  • On a chaise longue in this ivory and rose sanctum, reposed a big, beautiful doll, preserved from childish days. 
  • Stretch yourself out in the chaise longue and rest while we talk. 
  • Taking his seat on the chaise longue, Dundee explained gently but briefly the offer which Tracey Miles had just made. 
  • Well! exclaimed the doctor triumphantly, as he glanced around his splendid rooms, and threw himself into a chaise longue —then a new luxury—"well, it is certainly a charming feeling to be entirely out of debt." 

(Definition of “chaise longue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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