Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

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