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café chantant

[kaf-ey shahn-tahn, ka-fey, kuh-; French ka-fey shahn-tahn] /ˈkæf eɪ ʃɑnˈtɑ̃, kæˈfeɪ, kə-; French ka feɪ ʃɑ̃ˈtɑ̃/
noun, plural cafés chantants
[kaf-ey shahn-tahnz, ka-fey, kuh-; French ka-fey shahn-tahn] /ˈkæf eɪ ʃɑnˈtɑ̃z, kæˈfeɪ, kə-; French ka feɪ ʃɑ̃ˈtɑ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
an intimate cabaret offering sophisticated musical entertainment.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French: literally, musical café, café where concerts are held
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