[ rez-uh-nur; French re-zaw-nœr ]
/ ˌrɛz əˈnɜr; French rɛ zɔˈnœr /
noun, plural rai·son·neurs [rez-uh-nurz; French re-zaw-nœr] /ˌrɛz əˈnɜrz; French rɛ zɔˈnœr/.
a character in a play, novel, or the like who voices the central theme, philosophy, or point of view of the work.
- raison d'etat,
- raison d'etre,
- raison d'état,
- raison d'être,
- raja yoga,
Origin of raisonneur
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Examples from the Web for raisonneur
Since I was lugged, even as a sort of raisonneur, into their little drama, I may be pardoned for some curiosity as to development.The Mountebank|William J. Locke