berceuse

[ French ber-sœz ]SEE DEFINITION OF berceuse

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Every violinist plays, or ought to play, his delicious "Berceuse."

If you would like some more, I will play you the Berceuse now.

The plaintive melody of the berceuse rang in her ears on duty and off, till at last she could stand it no longer.

When d'Albert plays Chopin's Berceuse, beautifully, it is a lullaby for healthy male children growing too big for the cradle.

WORD ORIGIN

"cradle song," 1876, from French berceuse "cradle-song, woman who rocks an infant," from bercer "to rock" (Old French bercier "to rock" a child in a cradle, 12c.) + fem. agent suffix -euse.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BERCEUSE

lullaby

nounnighttime song
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