Berceuse Definition

bĕr-sœz
berceuses, berceuse
noun
A lullaby.
Webster's New World
A soothing musical composition, usually in 6/8 time.
American Heritage
A piece of instrumental music that has a rocking or lulling effect.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Berceuse

Noun

Singular:
berceuse
Plural:
berceuses

Origin of Berceuse

  • French feminine of berceur cradle rocker from bercer to rock from Vulgar Latin bertiāre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French berceuse.

    From Wiktionary

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