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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tedious passage in a work of literature or performing art: "longueurs and passages of meretricious vulgarity” ( Stephen Schiff).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lengthy passage in a dramatic or literary work, especially a dull or tedious one; a period of boredom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Something that is long-drawn-out and tedious, as a passage in a book.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art)

Etymologies

French, from Old French longor, a protracted discussion, from long, long, from Latin longus; see longitude.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French longueur. (Wiktionary)

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