Definition of livre de chevet in English:

livre de chevet

noun

  • Especially in French contexts: a bedside book; a favourite book.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Fortnightly Review. From French livre de chevet from livre book + de + chevet pillow, head end of the bed, also used with reference to objects kept by the bedside.

Pronunciation

livre de chevet

/ˌliːvrə də ʃəˈveɪ/