Definition of chaise longue in US English:

chaise longue

nounPlural chaises longues

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I pulled up a chaise lounge and awkwardly sat down in it.’
    • ‘Amongst the furniture is a large chaise longue, with hugely over-sized ram's horn scrolls.’
    • ‘The main movie item left was a velvet chaise lounge from the 1994 movie ‘Ed Wood,’ priced at $20,000.’
    • ‘The room opens out onto a dressing area, and is given a feminine feel with the addition of a suede chaise longue.’
    • ‘In fact, we have a comprehensive plan that illustrates how to build seven great projects, including a chaise longue and rocking chair.’
    • ‘For the show we'd borrowed a chaise longue and Bob was singing a number on it called High, High, High, Low, Low, Low.’
    • ‘Liisa draped her towel over an adjacent chaise lounge.’
    • ‘Upstairs the large master bedroom comfortably accommodates a king-sized bed and a chaise longue.’
    • ‘A chaise lounge covered in blue velvet sat before one window.’
    • ‘On the other chaise lounge was Wick, sound asleep.’
    • ‘‘Follow me,’ she said and walked to a chaise lounge.’
    • ‘Mrs. Samson was lying on the chaise lounge, completely covered with several layers of thick blankets.’
    • ‘The youngsters, Joel and Benedict, climb backwards and forwards over their father and his chaise longue as if on a playground climbing frame.’
    • ‘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'm sorry we're a bit underprepared,’ she fussed, ‘If you were here tomorrow there would be a chaise longue and everything.’’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘The front room was more of a lounge, with two lavish easy chairs and a chaise lounge formed around a table for guests.’
    • ‘James settled on the end of the chaise longue and asked gently, ‘How are you feeling, my darling?’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I was woken by a crash, a bout of swearing, and then the sudden appearance of his face, upside down, over the chaise lounge.’
    • ‘Deca was lying on the chaise lounge, sunbathing under the intense stage lights wearing her aviator sunglasses stolen from the costume wing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There was also a chaise longue and a Chesterfield chair.’
    • ‘Amanda shot straight up on the chaise lounge shaking her head.’
    • ‘The chaise longue by Le Corbusier: ecstasy for the back whichever way you recline (try upside down).’
    • ‘Refugees are not disporting themselves on the finest chaises longues while single mums in the same B & B sit enviously on metal spikes.’
    • ‘There was a red velvet chair, then one of green leather, then a bright pink conversation stool, then a blue chaise longue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Now though, as I relax in a chaise lounge I find myself scanning the entire setting, unable to concentrate on my potboiler.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Overhead, a landing with wooden floor extends the length of the house and could easily hold a chaise longue or set of bookcases.’
    • ‘Clients can rest in a chaise longue, there is music playing and water available.’
    • ‘Le Corbusier designed the chaise longue in 1929.’
    • ‘There won't be any of those reproduction Louis XV chaises longues in the corridor that nobody ever sits on.’
    • ‘I may never lie on a chaise lounge by a pool again.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

chaise longue

/ˌSHāz ˈlôNG//ˌʃeɪz ˈlɔŋ/