chanson

[ shan-suh n; French shahn-sawn ]
/ ˈʃæn sən; French ʃɑ̃ˈsɔ̃ /

noun, plural chan·sons [shan-suh nz; French shahn-sawn] /ˈʃæn sənz; French ʃɑ̃ˈsɔ̃/.

any of several types of song with French lyrics, occurring from the Middle Ages to the present in a variety of musical styles.

Origin of chanson

1595–1605; < French < Latin cantiōn- (stem of cantiō) song; see canzone
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