lon·gueur (lông-gûr, lŏng-)
A tedious passage in a work of literature or performing art: "longueurs and passages of meretricious vulgarity" (Stephen Schiff).
[French, from Old French longor, a protracted discussion, from long, long, from Latin longus; see LONGITUDE.]
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