Definition of chaise longue in US English:

chaise longue

noun

  • A chair having a lengthened seat that forms a leg rest for reclining.

    • ‘Amongst the furniture is a large chaise longue, with hugely over-sized ram's horn scrolls.’
    • ‘‘Follow me,’ she said and walked to a chaise lounge.’
    • ‘There won't be any of those reproduction Louis XV chaises longues in the corridor that nobody ever sits on.’
    • ‘There was a red velvet chair, then one of green leather, then a bright pink conversation stool, then a blue chaise longue.’
    • ‘Deca was lying on the chaise lounge, sunbathing under the intense stage lights wearing her aviator sunglasses stolen from the costume wing.’
    • ‘Now though, as I relax in a chaise lounge I find myself scanning the entire setting, unable to concentrate on my potboiler.’
    • ‘Mrs. Samson was lying on the chaise lounge, completely covered with several layers of thick blankets.’
    • ‘I was woken by a crash, a bout of swearing, and then the sudden appearance of his face, upside down, over the chaise lounge.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Overhead, a landing with wooden floor extends the length of the house and could easily hold a chaise longue or set of bookcases.’
    • ‘Arriving home from the office at midnight, he crashed out on the chaise lounge, still covered in its clear plastic wrapping, oblivious to his suit and tie and to his unbrushed teeth.’
    • ‘Refugees are not disporting themselves on the finest chaises longues while single mums in the same B & B sit enviously on metal spikes.’
    • ‘For the show we'd borrowed a chaise longue and Bob was singing a number on it called High, High, High, Low, Low, Low.’
    • ‘But instead of shaking hands he bent his knees, lowered himself to the floor in a skateboarding posture and then launched himself into the air, landing with a thud on the chaise longue.’
    • ‘I may never lie on a chaise lounge by a pool again.’
    • ‘Clients can rest in a chaise longue, there is music playing and water available.’
    • ‘The front room was more of a lounge, with two lavish easy chairs and a chaise lounge formed around a table for guests.’
    • ‘In fact, we have a comprehensive plan that illustrates how to build seven great projects, including a chaise longue and rocking chair.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The room opens out onto a dressing area, and is given a feminine feel with the addition of a suede chaise longue.’
    • ‘Amanda shot straight up on the chaise lounge shaking her head.’
    • ‘James settled on the end of the chaise longue and asked gently, ‘How are you feeling, my darling?’’
    • ‘There was also a chaise longue and a Chesterfield chair.’
    • ‘Upstairs the large master bedroom comfortably accommodates a king-sized bed and a chaise longue.’
    • ‘I pulled up a chaise lounge and awkwardly sat down in it.’
    • ‘There is so much research you can do but that's not going to help you discover how you choose for the character to lie down on a chaise longue, pick up a cup or handle a book.’
    • ‘As for me, I figure I ought to actually finish his book before I talk to him, so I'm going to shoo the cats off the chaise lounge and continue my reading.’
    • ‘Close your eyes and picture yourself lolling comfortably in a chaise lounge on fine, white sand, the crystal-clear, blue ocean gently lapping the shore just a few yards away.’
    • ‘The youngsters, Joel and Benedict, climb backwards and forwards over their father and his chaise longue as if on a playground climbing frame.’
    • ‘A chaise lounge covered in blue velvet sat before one window.’
    • ‘We then move into a drawing room, backstage, where we find Monica Dolan's Lady Macbeth - the only white adult in the cast - curled up on a chaise longue.’
    • ‘The main movie item left was a velvet chaise lounge from the 1994 movie ‘Ed Wood,’ priced at $20,000.’
    • ‘‘I'm sorry we're a bit underprepared,’ she fussed, ‘If you were here tomorrow there would be a chaise longue and everything.’’
    • ‘Liisa draped her towel over an adjacent chaise lounge.’
    • ‘The chaise longue by Le Corbusier: ecstasy for the back whichever way you recline (try upside down).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One day I might meet a millionaire who wishes to fund a lying on a chaise longue eating chocolate lifestyle for me and I'd hate to have to meet the situation ill dressed.’
    • ‘On the other chaise lounge was Wick, sound asleep.’
    • ‘Le Corbusier designed the chaise longue in 1929.’
    • ‘The two friends exchanged a glance, and when Geneva first started the letter, she felt her stomach slide to her throat, and she sat in the nearest chaise lounge in shock.’

Origin

Early 19th century: French, literally ‘long chair’.

Pronunciation

chaise longue

/ˌʃeɪz ˈlɔŋ//ˌSHāz ˈlôNG/