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morceau

[mawr-soh]
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noun, plural mor·ceaux [mawr-soh] /mɔrˈsoʊ/. French.
  1. piece; morsel.
  2. an excerpt or passage of poetry or music.
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Examples from the Web for morceau

Historical Examples

  • Your description of Tangier will be another interesting “morceau” for her.

    The Life of George Borrow

    Clement K. Shorter

  • This first melody in the opera is as perfect a morceau for its size as was ever written.

    Stars of the Opera

    Mabel Wagnalls

  • Your description of Tangier will be another interesting 'morceau' for her.

    George Borrow and His Circle

    Clement King Shorter

  • The modelling of the morceau was not particularly his affair.

  • So occupied was he with his enjoyment of this morceau of horrors, that he did not notice my entry or approach to his bedside.


British Dictionary definitions for morceau

morceau

noun plural -ceaux (-so)
  1. a fragment or morsel
  2. a short composition, esp a musical one

Word Origin

C18: from Old French: morsel
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