Definition of chanson in English:


Line breaks: chan|son
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɒ̃sɒ̃
, ʃɑ̃sɔ̃/


  • A French song.
    More example sentences
    • The music performed will vary, including classical pieces, French chansons, old Italian songs, jazz and pop music.
    • Few musical genres sport the elegance of the French chanson.
    • All sorts of music will be well represented at the festival, including concerts of Irish folk music, jazz, Parisian chansons and brass bands.


French, from Latin cantio(n-) 'singing', from canere 'sing'.

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