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diseuse

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Pronunciation: /diːˈzəːz
 
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Definition of diseuse in English:

noun

A female artiste who entertains with spoken monologues.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

French, literally 'talker', feminine of diseur, from dire 'to say'.

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