English The Song of Roland. a chanson de geste (c1100) relating Roland’s brave deeds and death at Roncesvalles and Charlemagne’s revenge.
a little song; ditty.
a singer or writer of chansons, especially a cabaret performer who specializes in songs that are a combination of melody and rapid spoken patter.
a short, simple melody, especially one characterized by single notes to which an indefinite number of syllables are intoned, used in singing psalms, canticles, etc., in church services. a psalm, canticle, or the like, chanted or for chanting. the singing or intoning of all or portions of a liturgical service. any monotonous song. a song; […]