Meaning of chansonnier in English:


Pronunciation /ˌʃɒnˈsɒnɪə/ /ˌʃɒnˈsɒnɪeɪ/


  • 1Chiefly in France or French contexts: a writer or performer of songs, especially satirical songs in a cabaret; a singer of chansons.

  • 2A manuscript or printed book containing a collection of chansons; a French songbook.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Literary Gazette. From French chansonnier songbook, writer or performer of songs from chanson + -ier.