causerie

[koh-zuh-ree; French kohzuh-ree]
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noun, plural cau·se·ries [koh-zuh-reez; French kohzuh-ree] /ˌkoʊ zəˈriz; French koʊzəˈri/.
  1. an informal talk or chat.
  2. a short, informal essay, article, etc.

Origin of causerie

1820–30; < French, equivalent to caus(er) to chat (< Latin causārī to plead at law, derivative of causa case) + -erie -ery
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causerie

noun
  1. an informal talk or conversational piece of writing

Word Origin for causerie

C19: from French, from causer to chat
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