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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Definitions for chansonette

  1. French. a little song; ditty.

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Citations for chansonette
She laughed and now John knew that it was she whom he had heard singing the chansonette in that low murmuring tone. What was that little song? Joseph Alexander Altsheler, The Forest of Swords, 1915
The verse forms of every era were at his fingertips, be they the sonnet or the sestina or the villanelle or the free chansonette so greatly beloved by the rhyme-loathing poets of Sheptun-Am, and in each of them he displayed ineffable mastery. Robert Silverberg, "The True Vintage of Erzuine Thale," Songs of the Dying Earth, 2009
Origin of chansonette
Chansonette comes to English from the French chanson meaning "song" and the diminutive ending -ette.