If you would like some more, I will play you the berceuse now.
Every violinist plays, or ought to play, his delicious "berceuse."
The plaintive melody of the berceuse rang in her ears on duty and off, till at last she could stand it no longer.
When d'Albert plays Chopin's berceuse, beautifully, it is a lullaby for healthy male children growing too big for the cradle.
"cradle song," 1876, from French berceuse "cradle-song, woman who rocks an infant," from bercer "to rock" (Old French bercier "to rock" a child in a cradle, 12c.) + fem. agent suffix -euse.