Definition of berceuse in English:

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berceuse

Pronunciation: /berˈso͝oz/ Pronunciation: /-ˈsœz/

noun (plural berceuses pronounced same )

A lullaby.
Example sentences
  • A few days ago a purple-green moon came out over the bluish mist of the Sierra Nevada and in front of my door a woman sang a berceuse that was like a golden streamer entangling the whole countryside.
  • He also sang a Berceuse by Bonacorsi and, in Italian, Manon’s “Reve.”
  • Surveys have demonstrated that playing soft music - particularly Mozart, singing a berceuse or having the steady musical rhythm of 'white noise' like a vacuity cleansing agent can halt a baby's teardrops.

Origin

French, from bercer 'to rock'.

Words that rhyme with berceuse

agents provocateurs, chanteuse, charmeuse, chartreuse, chauffeuse, coiffeurs, danseuse, diseuse, furze, hers, messieurs, Meuse, secateurs, vendeuse

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Syllabification: ber·ceuse

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