chanson de geste: Meaning and Definition of

chan•son de geste

Pronunciation: (shän-sôn du zhest'), [key]
— pl. chan•sons de geste
  1. (in medieval French literature) an epic poem written in assonant verse or rhyme about historical or legendary events or figures.
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