Word of the day

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longueur (noun) – A tedious passage in a work of literature or performing art.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : From French longueur. In French, “longueurs” are tedious passages, and “longueur” literally means “length.” The first recorded use of “longueur” in English comes from the writer Horace Walpole, who wrote in a letter, “Boswell’s book is gossiping;. . . but there are woful longueurs, both about his hero and himself.”