berceuse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French berceuse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛ˞ˈs(j)uz/
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Noun[edit]

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berceuse (plural berceuses)

  1. A lullaby.
    • 1980, Burgess, Earthly Powers
      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.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French berceuse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbɛrˈsøː.zə/
  • Hyphenation: ber‧ceu‧se
  • Rhymes: -øːzə

Noun[edit]

berceuse f (plural berceuses)

  1. (relatively formal, also figuratively) A lullaby, especially one composed by a composer.
    Synonyms: slaaplied, wiegelied
  2. (formal, dated) rocking chair
    Synonym: schommelstoel

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bercer +‎ -euse

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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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