Definition of raconteuse in English:


Syllabification: rac·on·teuse
Pronunciation: /ˌräkänˈto͝oz/


A female raconteur.
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  • Part raconteuse, part avant-garde musician, and part social commentator, she provides nourishment to a diverse audience with equal measures of irony and tenderness.
  • Her one-act is filled with lingering descriptions of physical contact between lovers, related by a mysterious raconteuse in the corner table of a Brussels café.
  • There's nothing like your assembled audience saying, ‘that's not funny, that's horrible’ to take the wind out of a raconteuse's sails.


mid 19th century: French, feminine of raconteur (see raconteur).

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