Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sofa for two people; a love seat or tête-à-tête.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of sofa for two persons. A tête-à-tête.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small sofa or settee for two persons.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "If she realizes it," whispered Madame de Monredon, who was sitting beside Madame d'Argy on a 'causeuse' shaped like an S, "why does she persist in dressing her like a child six years old?

    Jacqueline — Complete

  • She released one of his hands, and by the other led him to a causeuse near one of the splendidly curtained windows.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • Mrs. Bates leaned carelessly against the tortured framework of a tapestried _causeuse_.

    With the Procession

  • Bertrams did not grow on every bush, and whose senses the function had preternaturally sharpened for any address from Romance, seized and shook her sister's arm; and, later on, in a Louis Quinze _causeuse_, up stairs, they agreed that if young Cope really had had another claimant on his attention, it was all the better that their Amy had ended by taking

    Bertram Cope's Year

  • Medora and Randolph settled down on a causeuse in the drawing-room.

    Bertram Cope's Year

  • She rustled away, and Mrs. Rolfe sank back on to the _causeuse_ from which she had newly risen.

    The Whirlpool

  • The small sofa on which she had placed herself had the form to which the French give the name of _causeuse_; there was room on it for just another person, and Ransom asked her, with a cheerful accent, if he might sit down beside her.

    The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II)

  • The drawing-room is full of sofas, and divans, and ottomans, and a _causeuse_, a little

    Real Folks

  • Yet one day, while Hátszegi was in the drawing room of the countess, paying his court to her most assiduously, Vámhidy entered _sans gêne_; whereupon the countess hastily springing up from her _causeuse_ asked leave of the baron to withdraw for a moment and there and then conducted

    The Poor Plutocrats

  • She ushered him into the _salon_, where he had scarcely set foot, when he descried an old woman lounging on a _causeuse_, fanning herself as she chatted with Abbe Miollens.

    Samuel Brohl and Company

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  • JM enjoys saying to couples 'Please take a causeuse!'

    December 27, 2009

  • A sofa made for two. Loveseat.

    August 28, 2009