Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lullaby.
  • noun A soothing musical composition, usually in 6/8 time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cradle-song; especially, a vocal or instrumental composition of a tender, quiet, and soothing character.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A vocal or instrumental composition of a soft tranquil character, having a lulling effect; a cradle song.

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  • noun a lullaby

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

  • noun a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, feminine of berceur, cradle rocker, from bercer, to rock, from Vulgar Latin *bertiāre.]

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From French berceuse.

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