chanson de geste

noun
\ -də-ˈzhest How to pronounce chanson de geste (audio) \
plural chansons de geste\ same  How to pronounce chansons de geste (audio) \

Definition of chanson de geste

: any of several Old French epic poems of the 11th to the 13th centuries

First Known Use of chanson de geste

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chanson de geste

French, literally, song of heroic deeds

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