from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lullaby.
- n. A soothing musical composition, usually in 6/8 time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a lullaby
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vocal or instrumental composition of a soft tranquil character, having a lulling effect; a cradle song.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cradle-song; especially, a vocal or instrumental composition of a tender, quiet, and soothing character.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
French, feminine of berceur, cradle rocker, from bercer, to rock, from Vulgar Latin *bertiāre.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French berceuse. (Wiktionary)