What Does the Word “Chantepleure” Mean In French and Where Did It Come From?

The word chantepleure means to sing and weep at the same time.

It comes from the French words that mean, sensibly, “sing” and “cry.”

Chantepleure is also a book by Linda Robinson, and is about three remarkable women friends who have survived four decades together, and face a momentous year in their lives.

In architecture, a chantepleure is a narrow vertical hole or slit in a wall, to let the overflow of a stream or any other water that may collect pass through.

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