- a long, boring section, as in a novel, musical work, etc.
- a tedious stretch of time
Origin of longueurFrench
A tedious passage in a work of literature or performing art: “longueurs and passages of meretricious vulgarity” (Stephen Schiff).
Origin of longueurFrench, from Old French longor, a protracted discussion, from long, long, from Latin longus; see longitude.
From French longueur.