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diseuse

[ French dee-zœz ]
/ French diˈzœz /
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noun, plural di·seuses [dee-zœz]. /diˈzœz/.
a female professional entertainer who performs monologues.
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Origin of diseuse

1895–1900; <French, feminine of diseurdiseur; see -euse
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How to use diseuse in a sentence

  • 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.

    Iconoclasts|James Huneker
  • Let us now see what the great diseuse thinks of dramas and dramatists.

    Our Stage and Its Critics|"E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

British Dictionary definitions for diseuse

diseuse
/ (French dizœz) /

noun
(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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