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berceuse

[ French ber-sœz ]
/ French bɛrˈsœz /
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noun, plural ber·ceuses [French ber-sœz]. /French bɛrˈsœz/. Music.

a cradlesong; lullaby.
a composition for instrument or voice, having a soothing, reflective character.

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Origin of berceuse

1875–80; <French, equivalent to berc(er) to rock + -euse-euse
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British Dictionary definitions for berceuse

berceuse
/ (French bɛrsøz) /

noun

a cradlesong or lullaby
an instrumental piece suggestive of this, in six-eight time

Word Origin for berceuse

C19: from French: lullaby, from bercer to rock
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