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berceuse

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noun ber·ceuse \ber-ˈsœz, -ˈsüz\

Definition of berceuse

plural ber·ceuses \-ˈsœz; -ˈsüz, -ˈsü-zəz\

  1. 1 :  a musical composition usually in 68 time that resembles a lullaby

  2. 2 :  lullaby



Origin of berceuse

French, from bercer to rock, from Old French bercier, from bers cradle


First Known Use: 1858



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