chan·​son·​nier ˌshäⁿ-sō-ˈnyā How to pronounce chansonnier (audio)
: a writer or singer of chansons
especially : a cabaret singer

Word History


French, from chanson

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chansonnier was in 1822

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“Chansonnier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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