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cradle song, soothing song, gentle song, quiet songView synonyms
- ‘A few days ago a purple-green moon came out over the bluish mist of the Sierra Nevada and in front of my door a woman sang a berceuse that was like a golden streamer entangling the whole countryside.’
- ‘He also sang a Berceuse by Bonacorsi and, in Italian, Manons Reve.’
- ‘From the first instant when the mother sings a berceuse for her new born the sound is imprinted on the mind of the baby.’
- ‘Surveys have demonstrated that playing soft music - particularly Mozart, singing a berceuse or having the steady musical rhythm of 'white noise' like a vacuity cleansing agent can halt a baby's teardrops.’
French, from bercer ‘to rock’.
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