diseuse

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di·seuse

 (dē-zœz′, də-)
n.
1. A woman who is a skilled and usually professional storyteller, poet, or other spoken-word performer.
2. A female singer whose performance of song lyrics is especially expressive.

[French, feminine of diseur, monologuist; see diseur.]
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diseuse

(French dizœz)
n
(Theatre) (esp formerly) an actress who presents dramatic recitals, usually sung accompanied by music. Male counterpart: diseur
[C19: from French, feminine of diseur speaker, from dire to speak, from Latin dīcere]
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Des rappels utiles, des mises au point fort a propos face a la deferlante de sentences peremptoires que nourrissent les propheties des diseurs de mauvaises nouvelles.
(9) El grupo de investigacion es Centre d'Estudis de diseurs i Traduccio de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona, y los trabajos sobre oralidad fingida realizados por el grupo se enmarcan en el proyecto La Oralidad Fingida: Descripcion y Traduccion (OFDYT).
Ils n'ont de succes, et tout simplement d'existence, que parce que la communaute qui les entend reconnait une matiere qu'elle a deja entendue, une matiere qu'elle a recue collectivement en heritage et qu'elle a faconnee elle-meme par conteurs, diseurs, chanteurs ou simples individus interposes (24).
La legislation en vient a exister parce qu'elle transite par ces espaces de non-droit que les diseurs du droit reconnaissent implicitement.
Those same questions are dealt with more directly, but perhaps less effectively, in Traidia's second feature, "Les diseurs de verite." Centering on an Algerian journalist forced to seek political asylum in Holland, this intensely focused, slow-burning film remains somewhat low-key dramatically but is nonetheless absorbing and intelligent enough to ensure further festival exposure.
Another special program that drew appreciation from critics and audiences was the spotlight on Kazakh new wave director Serik Aprimov, which included the world premiere of his fourth feature, "Three Brothers." New Dutch productions bowing that yielded strong responses include Karim Traidia's "Les Diseurs de verite" and "Jacky" by Fow Pyng Hu and Brat Ljatifi.