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chansonnier

[shahn-suh n-yey; French shahn-saw-nyey] /ˌʃɑn sənˈyeɪ; French ʃɑ̃ sɔˈnyeɪ/
noun, plural chansonniers
[shahn-suh n-yeyz; French shahn-saw-nyey] /ˌʃɑn sənˈyeɪz; French ʃɑ̃ sɔˈnyeɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
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
1885-1890
1885-90; < French; see chanson, -ier2
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