[shan-suhn; French shahn-sawn]
noun, plural chansons [shan-suhnz; French shahn-sawn] .
any of several types of song with French lyrics, occurring from the Middle Ages to the present in a variety of musical styles.

1595–1605; < French < Latin cantiōn- (stem of cantiō) song; see canzone Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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