[ rak-uhn-tœz, -tooz, -toos; French ra-kawn-tœz ]

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

Origin of raconteuse

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

Words Nearby raconteuse

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How to use raconteuse in a sentence

  • He had an insatiable appetite for stories, and Mademoiselle de Mirancourt was an untiring raconteuse.

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

    The Silver Butterfly | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • A brilliant raconteuse, Mrs. Houston possesses a fund of anecdote, as original as it is interesting.

  • At least Mrs. Pennybet, a vivacious raconteuse, always declared to me that such was his reply.

    Tell England | Ernest Raymond
  • She had attained the reputation of an accomplished raconteuse, and she was proud of it.

    Prisoners of Hope | Mary Johnston