chanson de geste

play
noun \-də-ˈzhest\

Definition of chanson de geste

plural

chansons de geste

play \same\
  1. :  any of several Old French epic poems of the 11th to the 13th centuries

Origin and Etymology of chanson de geste

French, literally, song of heroic deeds


First Known Use: 1833


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