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raconteuse

[rak-uh n-tœz, -tooz, -toos; French ra-kawn-tœz]
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noun, plural rac·on·teus·es [rak-uh n-tœ-ziz, -too-, -too-siz; French ra-kawn-tœz] /ˌræk ənˈtœ zɪz, -ˈtu-, -ˈtu sɪz; French ra kɔ̃ˈtœz/.
  1. a woman who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.

Origin of raconteuse

1860–65; < French, feminine of raconteur raconteur; see -euse
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  • Mrs. Oldham smiled, well pleased at the tribute to her powers as a raconteuse.

    The Silver Butterfly

    Mrs. Wilson Woodrow