What is another word for chaise longue?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈe͡ɪz lˈɒŋ] (IPA)

Chaise longue is a French term that refers to a long chair or a recliner chair typically designed for lounging. There are a variety of synonyms for the term. For instance, it's commonly referred to as a daybed, which is an elongated couch that serves as a bed. Another synonym is a divan, which is a long upholstered sofa that doubles as a bed. Many consider a fainting couch as a type of chaise longue, also known as fainting sofa, this style of the couch has a backrest that is traditionally elevated on one side to encourage fainting sufferers to lean back. Couch or sofa bed can also act as synonyms for chaise longue in some instances.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Chaise longue

  • A culture is no better than its woods,” Auden writes. Fortunately for him, a book of poetry can be better than its poems. Two-thirds of is non-Euclidean needlepoint, a man sitting on a chaise longue juggling four cups, four saucers, four sugar lumps, and the round-square: this is what great and good poets do when they don’t even bother to write great and good poems, now that they’ve learned that—it’s Auden’s leitmotif, these days—art is essentially frivolous. But a little of the time Auden is essentially serious, and the rest of the time he’s so witty, intelligent, and individual, so angelically skillful, that one reads with despairing enthusiasm, and enjoys Auden’s most complacently self-indulgent idiosyncrasy almost as one enjoys Sherlock Holmes’s writing Victoria Rex on the wall in bullet holes.
    Randall Jarrell

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chucker-out, bouncer.