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diseuse

[ French dee-zœz ]

noun

, plural di·seuses [dee-, zœz].
  1. a female professional entertainer who performs monologues.


diseuse

/ dizœz /

noun

  1. (esp formerly) an actress who presents dramatic recitals, usually sung accompanied by music Male counterpartdiseurdizœr


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Word History and Origins

Origin of diseuse1

1895–1900; < French, feminine of diseur diseur; -euse

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Word History and Origins

Origin of diseuse1

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

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Example Sentences

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.

Let us now see what the great diseuse thinks of dramas and dramatists.

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