[ 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

First recorded in 1820–30; from French, equivalent to caus(er) “to chat” (from Latin causārī “to plead at law,” derivative of causa “judicial proceedings, legal case, trial”) + -erie; see -ery

Words Nearby causerie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use causerie in a sentence

  • It was their custom to meet once a week, at the house of one or another, for a "causerie," as the avocat called it.

  • The first three would make a very good group for a twenty-page causerie.

    The English Novel | George Saintsbury
  • In the hands of a pinchbeck Anatole France, how unendurable the review conceived as a causerie would become!

    The Art of Letters | Robert Lynd
  • Those wishing to follow this interesting causerie should read "Montcalm" by M. Thomas Chapais, 1911.

  • Early in the seventeenth century the causerie (chat) was highly esteemed in France.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 | Lillian Eichler Watson

British Dictionary definitions for causerie


/ (ˈkəʊzərɪ, French kozri) /

  1. an informal talk or conversational piece of writing

Origin of causerie

C19: from French, from causer to chat

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