[lawng-gur, long-; French lawn-gœr] /lɔŋˈgɜr, lɒŋ-; French lɔ̃ˈgœr/
noun, plural longueurs
[lawng-gurz, long-; French lawn-gœr] /lɔŋˈgɜrz, lɒŋ-; French lɔ̃ˈgœr/ (Show IPA)
a long and boring passage in a literary work, drama, musical composition, or the like:
The longueurs in this book make it almost unreadable.
a period of boredom or dullness
/ˈlɒŋɡəs/ noun 1. ?3rd century ad, Greek author of the prose romance Daphnis and Chloe
noun, British. 1. the summer vacation customary in the law courts and universities. noun 1. the long period of holiday in the summer during which universities, law courts, etc, are closed
[lawng-wey-stid, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈweɪ stɪd, ˈlɒŋ-/ adjective 1. of more than average length between the shoulders and waistline; having a low waistline.
[lawng-wawl, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌwɔl, ˈlɒŋ-/ adjective, Mining. 1. noting or pertaining to a means of extracting coal or other minerals in an underground mine from a continuous face, the roof before the face being supported at intervals by temporary or movable artificial supports. Compare . noun 2. the continuous face so worked.