Definitions

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  • n. A little song

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little song.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little song.

Etymologies

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French

Examples

  • _En attendant_ she rattled off a sparkling French _chansonnette_ with such _élan_ that every man in the room, musical or otherwise, was soon round the piano.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • Then a very large woman warbles a French _chansonnette_ in the tiniest, most flute-like of voices; and then ----

    Molly Bawn

  • I often sang for her, and she liked everything I sang -- Italian stornelli, old-fashioned American negro songs, and even the very light modern French chansonnette, when there was any melody in them.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • She sang a little chansonnette, which, just then, half Europe was humming, -- it occurred in an opera which they were acting at one of the

    The Beetle

  • Montaigne praised the _naïveté_ of the village carols; and Malherbe preferred a rustic _chansonnette_ to all the poems of Ronsard.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • And the flapjacks were not served _à la chansonnette_ that night.

    The River and I

  • Frank's _gâteaux à la chansonnette_ were things of beauty and therefore joys forever.

    The River and I

  • Theodora hummed to herself a glad little _chansonnette_ as she changed her breakfast negligee for the freshest and loveliest of her spring frocks.

    Beyond The Rocks A Love Story

  • Cloud and azure sky, tree tops and clover, the tiny rivulet dancing through deep grasses, the wind furrowing the fields, all these she put into her _chansonnette de laveuse_.

    Barbarians

  • Duprèz hummed a verse of a French _chansonnette_ under his breath and smiled.

    Thelma

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