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chanson

[shan-suh n; French shahn-sawn] /ˈʃæn sən; French ʃɑ̃ˈsɔ̃/
noun, plural chansons
[shan-suh nz; French shahn-sawn] /ˈʃæn sənz; French ʃɑ̃ˈsɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of several types of song with French lyrics, occurring from the Middle Ages to the present in a variety of musical styles.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < French < Latin cantiōn- (stem of cantiō) song; see canzone
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