chant royal

chant roy·​al | \ shäⁿrwäyȧl \
plural chants royaux\ shäⁿrwäyō \

Definition of chant royal

: an elaboration of the ballade that was favored for serious poetry in France in the late middle ages

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History and Etymology for chant royal

French, literally, royal song

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“Chant royal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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