- a lullaby
- a piece of instrumental music that has a rocking or lulling effect
Origin of berceuseFrench from bercer, to rock, lull to sleep from berceau, cradle from Vulgar Latin an unverified form bertium, woven basket
- A lullaby.
- A soothing musical composition, usually in 6/8 time.
Origin of berceuseFrench feminine of berceur cradle rocker from bercer to rock from Vulgar Latin bertiāre