How do you pronounce chaise couch?
In English, chaise longue is sometimes pronounced with both words Anglicized: SHAYZ-LONG, but, along with chaise lounge, chaise is sometimes pronounced in the French manner: SHEZ.
How do you pronounce chase lounge?
Is it chaise lounge or longue?
French for “long chair,” chances are good you’ve mispronounced the word “chaise longue” at least once in your life (“Shez Long” is the correct way to pronounce it, by the way). And though the accurate spelling is “chaise longue,” it’s more commonly spelled “chaise lounge.”
Why do they call it a chaise lounge?
The modern chaise longue was first popularised during the 16th century in France. It is named after French society hostess Madame Récamier (1777–1849), who posed elegantly on a couch of this kind for a portrait, painted in 1800 by Jacques-Louis David.