Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tedious passage in a work of literature or performing art.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French longor, a protracted discussion, from long, long, from Latin longus; see longitude.]

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From French longueur.

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