chansonnier

chansonnier

[shahn-suhn-yey; French shahn-saw-nyey]
noun, plural chansonniers [shahn-suhn-yeyz; French shahn-saw-nyey] .
a singer or writer of chansons, especially a cabaret performer who specializes in songs that are a combination of melody and rapid spoken patter.

Origin:
1885–90; < French; see chanson, -ier2

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