noun, plural ber·ceuses [French ber-sœz] /French bɛrˈsœz/. Music.
- berbice chair,
Origin of berceuse
Examples from the Web for berceuse
Every violinist plays, or ought to play, his delicious "Berceuse."Masters of French Music|Arthur Hervey
When d'Albert plays Chopin's Berceuse, beautifully, it is a lullaby for healthy male children growing too big for the cradle.Plays, Acting and Music|Arthur Symons
The plaintive melody of the berceuse rang in her ears on duty and off, till at last she could stand it no longer.Leerie|Ruth Sawyer
If you would like some more, I will play you the Berceuse now.The Damnation of Theron Ware|Harold Frederic
Word Origin for berceuse
"cradle song," 1876, from French berceuse "cradle-song, woman who rocks an infant," from bercer "to rock" (Old French bercier "to rock" a child in a cradle, 12c.) + fem. agent suffix -euse.