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A female artiste who entertains with spoken monologues.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
French, literally talker, feminine of diseur, from dire to say.
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