- a female professional entertainer who performs monologues.
Origin of diseuse
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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
- (esp formerly) an actress who presents dramatic recitals, usually sung accompanied by musicMale counterpart: diseur (French dizœr)
C19: from French, feminine of diseur speaker, from dire to speak, from Latin dīcere
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