berceuse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French berceuse.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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berceuse (plural berceuses)

  1. a lullaby
    • 1980: What was in my mind as I waited for sleep and the engines thundered their ineffectual berceuse was the chapter, a brief one, about the Jews. (Burgess, Earthly Powers)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bercer +‎ -euse

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

berceuse f (plural berceuses)

  1. cradler, someone who cradles or rocks a baby.
  2. a lullaby
  3. rocking chair

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