Definition of diseuse in English:


Syllabification: di·seuse
Pronunciation: /dēˈzo͝oz


  • A female entertainer who performs monologues.
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    • Her early recordings reveal a soprano of shimmering sexuality, though later in life she adopted a low, husky, gravelly tone and the sharp textual delivery of a diseuse, which for many remains the quintessence of the German cabaret style.
    • In 1930, far from being a gravelly diseuse, she possessed a girlish soprano, that makes her dirty delivery all the more shocking.
    • With this kind of chanson-performance she became the archetype of the modern diseuse.


late 19th century: French, literally 'talker', feminine of diseur, from dire 'to say'.

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