Definition of chanson in English:

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chanson

Pronunciation: /SHänˈsôn/

noun

A French song.
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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: chan·son

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