Definition of Chanson

1. n. A song.



Definition of Chanson

1. Noun. Any song with French words, but more specifically classic, lyric-driven French songs. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A religious song. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chanson

1. a song [n -S] - See also: song

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chanson

channeller
channellers
channelling
channelography
channelopathy
channelrhodopsin
channelrhodopsins
channels
channer
channers
chanoclavin-I-cyclase
chanop
chanops
chanoyu
chanoyus
chanson (current term)
chanson de geste
chansonnette
chansonnettes
chansonnier
chansonniers
chansons
chant
chantable
chantage
chantages
chantalite
chantarelle
chantarelles
chanted

Literary usage of Chanson

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1. Catalogue of Romances in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Manuscripts, Harry Leigh Douglas Ward, John Alexander Herbert (1883)
"TITUS AND VESPASIAN, or the Destruction of Jerusalem: a chanson de geste, ... In this chanson the emperor Vespasian, who is afflicted with leprosy, ..."

2. Trouvères and Troubadours: A Popular Treatise by Pierre Aubry (1914)
"They are all written in the langue d'o'il (the language of Northern France) and anonymous: the metre is still that of the chanson de geste (ballad of ..."

3. The Fortnightly Review (1866)
"A FEUDAL EPIC : LA chanson D'ANTIOCHE ... were not the time or place in which to reproduce the true (1) LA chanson ..."

4. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1888)
"Romance gathered about Charlemagne as about Arthur. The chanson de Roland, an heroic poem in four chanson de thousand and one ten-syllabled ..."

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