meaning of berceuse

berceuse meaning in General Dictionary

A vocal or instrumental structure of a soft tranquil personality having a lulling result a cradle tune

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  • a peaceful tune meant to lull a child to fall asleep

berceuse meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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

berceuse - French to English