Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bit; a morsel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bit; a morsel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bit; a morsel; a small piece.
  • n. A short piece or a passage of a literary composition.
  • n. In music:
  • n. A short composition, usually of simple character.
  • n. An excerpt or extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a short literary or musical composition

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So choice a morceau was the very thing that every body wanted; and, in the course of his journey, subscriptions poured in to the extent of one thousand; and Mr.C. on his return, after what might be called a triumph, discovered the elasticity of his spirit; smiling at past depressions, and now, on solid ground, anticipating ease, wealth, and fame.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

  • But that needn't preclude us from savouring just what makes Coleridge's little "morceau" so delicious for our consideration of Hazlitt's periodical criticism.

    Periodical Indigestion

  • Your description of Tangier will be another interesting 'morceau' for her.

    George Borrow and His Circle Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of Borrow And His Friends

  • If the woman ahead of you didn't want any hole in her Emmental, she should have asked for “un morceau de GRUYERE”! ... yet, another Swiss cheese, but, unlike the Emmental, it has no hole in it.

    rigolo - French Word-A-Day

  • Bravely, I walked into a luscious-looking fromagerie in Lucerne and proudly asked the fromager for "un morceau de fromage suisse", hoping to buy some emmenthal.

    rigolo - French Word-A-Day

  • If the woman ahead of you didn't want any hole in her Emmental, she should have asked for “un morceau de GRUYERE”!... yet, another Swiss cheese, but, unlike the Emmental, it has no hole in it.

    rigolo - French Word-A-Day

  • Vous n'êtes pas accueilli ici, vous peu de morceau de merde.

    New Obama Ad Sketches His American Story

  • Merci, merci, pour partager ce petit morceau charmant de la vie provencal.

    rubrique - French Word-A-Day

  • Il a une tres grande cage et tout en haut j'ai pendu une caisse de coin pour furet que je remplis de foin. je la mets en hauteur pour qu'il ne fasse pas ses besoins dedans et il n'y a pas grand espace entre le toit de la cage et la boite et lui est quand meme un morceau bien que lapin nain.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Donc en gros si j'avais coupé une tranche a la dame, sa tranche aurait ete bonne jusqu'au 22 en fait alors que le gros morceau sur lequel j'ai coupé si on regarde dans le classeur de DLC (date limite conso) va jusqu'au 29 mars!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

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