raconteuse

[ rak-uhn-tœz, -tooz, -toos; French ra-kawn-tœz ]
/ ˌræk ənˈtœz, -ˈtuz, -ˈtus; French ra kɔ̃ˈtœz /

noun, plural rac·on·teus·es [rak-uhn-tœ-ziz, -too-, -too-siz; French ra-kawn-tœz]. /ˌræk ənˈtœ zɪz, -ˈtu-, -ˈtu sɪz; French ra kɔ̃ˈtœz/.

a woman who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.

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Origin of raconteuse

1860–65; <French, feminine of raconteurraconteur; see -euse

Words nearby raconteuse

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Example sentences from the Web for raconteuse

  • Mrs. Oldham smiled, well pleased at the tribute to her powers as a raconteuse.

    The Silver Butterfly|Mrs. Wilson Woodrow