[French dee-zœz]

noun, plural di·seuses [dee-zœz] /diˈzœz/.

a female professional entertainer who performs monologues.

Origin of diseuse

1895–1900; < French, feminine of diseur diseur; see -euse
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Historical Examples of diseuse

  • 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.


    James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for diseuse



(esp formerly) an actress who presents dramatic recitals, usually sung accompanied by musicMale counterpart: diseur (French dizœr)

Word Origin for diseuse

C19: from French, feminine of diseur speaker, from dire to speak, from Latin dīcere
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