nounWord forms: plural French berˈceuses (bɛrˈsøz; bersözˈ)
a piece of instrumental music
that has a rocking or lulling effect
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Word origin of 'berceuse'Fr < bercer, to rock, lull to sleep < berceau, cradle < VL *bertium, woven basket