Definition of berceuse in English:

berceuse

nounberceuses

  • A lullaby.

    • ‘A few days ago a purple-green moon came out over the bluish mist of the Sierra Nevada and in front of my door a woman sang a berceuse that was like a golden streamer entangling the whole countryside.’
    • ‘He also sang a Berceuse by Bonacorsi and, in Italian, Manon’s “Reve.”’
    • ‘Surveys have demonstrated that playing soft music - particularly Mozart, singing a berceuse or having the steady musical rhythm of 'white noise' like a vacuity cleansing agent can halt a baby's teardrops.’
    • ‘From the first instant when the mother sings a berceuse for her new born the sound is imprinted on the mind of the baby.’
    cradle song, soothing song, gentle song, quiet song

Origin

French, from bercer ‘to rock’.

Pronunciation

berceuse

/bɛːˈsəːz/