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Webster 1913 Edition


Chanson

Chan′son

,
Noun.
[F., fr. L.
cantion
song. See
Cantion
,
Canzone
.]
A song.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Chanson

CHANSON

,
Noun.
A song.

Definition 2022


chanson

chanson

English

Noun

chanson (plural chansons)

  1. Any song with French words, but more specifically classic, lyric-driven French songs.
  2. (obsolete) A religious song.

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French

Etymology

From Middle French chanson, from Old French chançon, from Latin cantiō, cantiōnem (song, singing), from cantus (sung), perfect passive participle of canō, canere (sing), from Proto-Indo-European *kan- (to sing).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃɑ̃.sɔ̃/
  • Homophone: chansons
  • Hyphenation: chan‧son
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃

Noun

chanson f (plural chansons)

  1. song

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Middle French

Etymology

From Old French chançon.

Noun

chanson f (plural chansons)

  1. song

Descendants


Norman

Etymology

Borrowing from French chanson. Replaced the native word cânchon, also from Latin cantiō.

Noun

chanson f (plural chansons)

  1. (Jersey) song

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Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from French chanson

Noun

chanson f (plural chansons)

  1. (music) chanson (traditional French song)

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from French chanson

Noun

chanson m (plural chánsones)

  1. chanson

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowing from French chanson.

Noun

chanson c

  1. chanson, hymn

Declension

Inflection of chanson 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative chanson chansonen chansoner chansonerna
Genitive chansons chansonens chansoners chansonernas