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n. pl. ber·ceuses (-sœz′)
1. A lullaby.
2. A soothing musical composition, usually in 6/8 time.
[French, feminine of berceur, cradle rocker, from bercer, to rock, from Vulgar Latin *bertiāre.]
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1. (Classical Music) a cradlesong or lullaby
2. (Classical Music) an instrumental piece suggestive of this, in six-eight time
[C19: from French: lullaby, from bercer to rock]
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n., pl. -ceuses (Fr. -ˈsœz)
2. a musical composition typically in 6/8 time and having a soothing character.
[1875–80; < French, derivative of bercer to rock]
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