chanson de geste


plural chansons de geste
 How to pronounce chanson de geste (audio)
: any of several Old French epic poems of the 11th to the 13th centuries

Word History


French, literally, song of heroic deeds

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chanson de geste was in 1833

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“Chanson de geste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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