Definition of air de cour in US English:

air de cour

noun

Early Music
  • A type of short strophic song with lute accompaniment, popular in France in the late 16th and 17th centuries.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From French air de cour, lit. ‘court song’ from air + de + cour.

Pronunciation

air de cour

/ˌɛː də ˈkʊə/