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chansonette

[ shahn-saw-net; English shan-suh-net ]
/ ʃɑ̃ sɔˈnɛt; English ˌʃæn səˈnɛt /
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noun, plural chan·son·ettes [shahn-saw-net; English shan-suh-suh-nets]. /ʃɑ̃ sɔˈnɛt; English ˌʃæn sə səˈnɛts/. French.
a little song; ditty.
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How to use chansonette in a sentence

  • 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
  • For him Sheridan would flash his best bon-mot, and Theodore Hook play his most practical joke, his swiftest chansonette.

  • They include a blithe "Chansonette" and a "Valse Impromptu," 440 which, unlike the usual impromptu, has the ex tempore spirit.

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