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diseuse

[French dee-zœz] /French diˈzœz/
noun, plural diseuses
[dee-zœz] /diˈzœz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a female professional entertainer who performs monologues.
Origin of diseuse
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French, feminine of diseur diseur; see -euse
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  • She has sung by the grace of God, as our German brethren say, and as a diseuse she has won more success than as a singer.

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    James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for diseuse

diseuse

/French dizœz/
noun
1.
(esp formerly) an actress who presents dramatic recitals, usually sung accompanied by music Male counterpart diseur (French) (dizœr)
Word Origin
C19: from French, feminine of diseur speaker, from dire to speak, from Latin dīcere
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