longueur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French longueur.

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Noun[edit]

longueur (plural longueurs)

  1. A lengthy passage in a dramatic or literary work, especially a dull or tedious one; a period of boredom.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 30:
      He cultivated the aura, if not quite of the Anti-Christ, at least of an Anti-Sun King, discountenancing his uncle and shocking the dévots by preferring the intimacy and informality of a clique of drinking companions to the formal longueurs of the courtly round [...].

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

longueur f (plural longueurs)

  1. length

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