[ mawr-soh ]

noun,plural mor·ceaux [mawr-soh]. /mɔrˈsoʊ/. French.
  1. piece; morsel.

  2. an excerpt or passage of poetry or music.

Words Nearby morceau Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use morceau in a sentence

  • Jonas: La baleine fut la fin oblige de le vomir tant un Prophte est un morceau difficile digrer.

    Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
  • Lyman Teaford still came of an evening to play his flute acceptably, while Winona accompanied him in many an amorous morceau.

    The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
  • Madame was at the piano, Remond turning the leaves of her music while she rendered a brilliant morceau.

    Little Nobody | Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • Il ne faut la fin quun mauvais morceau de toile et quatre planches de sapin.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 | Augustus J. C. Hare
  • More than all else I love sacred music, and that morceau which she had sung for me a number of times gave me great pleasure.

    Child of a Century, Complete | Alfred de Musset

British Dictionary definitions for morceau


/ French (mɔrso) /

nounplural -ceaux (-so)
  1. a fragment or morsel

  2. a short composition, esp a musical one

Origin of morceau

C18: from Old French: morsel

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