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[shahn-saw-net; English shan-suh-net] /ʃɑ̃ sɔˈnɛt; English ˌʃæn səˈnɛt/
noun, plural chansonettes
[shahn-saw-net; English shan-suh-suh-nets] /ʃɑ̃ sɔˈnɛt; English ˌʃæn sə səˈnɛts/ (Show IPA).
a little song; ditty. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • She laughed and now John knew that it was she whom he had heard singing the chansonette in that low murmuring tone.

    The Forest of Swords Joseph A. Altsheler
  • They include a blithe "chansonette" and a "Valse Impromptu," 440 which, unlike the usual impromptu, has the ex tempore spirit.

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